Msg#: 4678026 posted 4:30 pm on Jun 6, 2014 (gmt 0)
You know, this is always going to be a problem when trying honour people and events. Someone's going to lose out. But, this time, it really was a blunder.
Google has said its Google Doodle honouring a Japanese Go player on the 70th anniversary of D-Day was uploaded in error and issued an apology.
The Doodle for June 6 originally featured a stylised image of Honinbo Shusaku, a professional player of the traditional Chinese game Go, and was displayed on Google.co.uk. Google Apologises Over Lack of D-Day Doodle [telegraph.co.uk]
Msg#: 4678026 posted 5:52 pm on Jun 6, 2014 (gmt 0)
google.uk, yeah, that's a blunder. But what did the other googles show? Asians might legimately take the position that a focus on D-Day implies that only the European theatre was important. And, last I checked, Go originated in China.