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01.04.2011

Google humour: the Helvetica search that doesn’t come out in Helvetica

[Cross-posted from Tumblr] Found via Chris Brogan: if you Google Helvetica, Google will deliver the results in your default typeface—in my case, Alia. (If you look at the Snap Shots thumbnails that pop up, they’re in Times.) It’s weird, because I thought a fun trick would be to deliver the results in Helvetica (which is, of course, installed on our computers). The other queries display in our usual sans serif default (Lucire). Strange, but kind of fun.
   It’s the sort of thing that passes for humour inside Google, I believe. This and one of the folks inside the place having principles and getting rid of Google Places for being a content mill.

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Filed under: humour, internet, typography, USA—Jack Yan @ 12.11

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