Thursday, December 9, 2010

Google eBooks Has Its Own Fail Whale

Gearlog: "As far as whales go, the Twitter Fail Whale is pretty well known. Now even Google wants some of the whale action of its own. The new Google eBooks' error page takes a literary spin on the Fail Whale with its 'Whale Fail,' featuring the classic Captain Ahab and infamous Moby Dick. Poor Ahab can relate to the frustration and anger you feel when a error page pops-up, which you can clearly see from his disappointed, down-turned head and frustrated shoulders. With this little error page graphic, Google was clearly trying to appeal to both techies and bookworms." Of course, the last time I checked, old Moby was white. He seems to have gone through some changes. - EJR