Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Google Jules Verne doodle


I love the Google logo today!

The letters in the logo today are shaped like the window on a submarine. But what's cool is the red lever on the right hand site!

"Using CSS3 (and with help from our resident tech wizards Marcin Wichary and Kris Hom), the doodle enables anyone to navigate the Nautilus down (nearly) 20,000 leagues with the simple pull of a lever," Google doodler Jennifer Horn wrote in a blog post.

The doodle was in honour of Jules Verne, who was born on this day, February 8, 1928. He is one of the pioneers of the science fiction literary genre and is best known for classic books such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth and Around the World in Eighty Days. When Jules Verne wrote these stories, most of the transport mode described in the books were not even invented - it's amazing how he managed to came up with those storie
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