Yet another UFO themed logo on Google today.
First a saucer shaped craft ‘beaming’ the second ‘o’ in Google, then a saucer floating over a series of crop cirlces spelling out the company’s name… mysteriously with the ‘l’ missing and now a saucer with several ‘War of the Worlds’ type alien walkers.
A mouse over of the logo says ‘Birthday of H.G. Wells’.
H.G. Wells, the father of Sci-Fi (screw you Jules Verne) was born September 21st, 1866.
According to www.telegraph.co.uk, Google has been hinting at the fact the the UFO themed logos were building up to celebrate the writers birthday. Earlier, Twitter messages gave the coordinates 51.327629, -0.5616088: the location of Horsell Common, near Woking in Surrey. Horsell Common was the site of the first Martian landing in the 1898 sci-fi classic The War Of The Worlds.
On Google’s official blog, they stated “we wanted to celebrate H.G. Wells as an author who encouraged fantastical thinking about what is possible, on this planet and beyond.”