Cute, but not quite up to date. Those are WWI helmets used through the start of WWII. Then a change used through the Korean Conflict (UN Police Action}.
Which morphed into the current much improved helmet now in use in Iraq.
Still nice to see a nod to the vets from Google...KF
[edited by: King_Fisher at 7:23 am (utc) on Nov. 12, 2007]
Noticed that too - the nod was enough for me though. Its something in a place were nothing typically tends to fall as the default comfortable answer.
Hmm. As of this post (8:36 am Eastern), the Google logo looks normal to me. Did they take it down already?
Hmm, I didn't notice it yesterday. Either way, as also one who has complained in the past, thanks G.
I too missed it. Thanks Google, and a salute to fellow Vets everywhere.
It looks like they took it down off the main page already...
Pretty darn weak on Google's part IMO. Showing obviously outdated WWI helmets seems to me to disrespect the veterans that matter most = the ones still living today.
I think this was actually a well-calculated move on Google's part; they paid homage to Veterans Day while side-stepping any reference to the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Showing links to non-profits that help veterans (such as SoldiersAngels.org) would have been a better idea IMO, albeit unlikely given Google's we-don't-want-to-piss-off-anybody attitude.
Just my $0.02
>>Showing obviously outdated WWI helmets seems to me to disrespect the veterans
Yes, the same way Lucy degrades Psychiatry. It is all for fun. - 5 cents please. :)
Also could be that November 1918 WWI ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
[edited by: Jon_King at 12:31 am (utc) on Nov. 13, 2007]
" .. a salute to fellow Vets everywhere."
Thanks grandpa .. and thank you for your service.
BTW, I only wore a steel pot when jumping .. my cover was a beret in garrison and a field cap on patrol ('Nam).
Bare headed anywhere else unless brass were around :)
|Showing links to non-profits that help veterans (such as SoldiersAngels.org) |
Something I didn't mention, Google hotlinked the logo to the search "veterans day" and those results seemed appropriate at the time.