You know how soothing the Google search page is, with it's minimalist white, non-cluttered background? Imagine our surprise tonight when this truly disturbing background image appeared when we visited the Google search page! OMG, has the oil spill invaded Google, too?
The problem is there's no "Google Classic" option. We are just stuck with whatever experiment Google's focus-group adherents decide to try next. We are still having a hard time coping with the HUGE search box and kindergarten-sized type fonts Google foisted on us months ago. It took us hours to disengage from Google Buzz after it attacked us with followers from the Middle East who wanted to sell us things.
Google's eager beavers seem to have a hard time believing the old crew actually got the interface right. How about a radical idea -- let the users decide if they want to muck up the Google experience with photos.
How can we do searches in the middle of what looks like the Gulf oil mess, insidiously creeping across our computer screen?
We. Are. Doomed.
UPDATE: A glimmer of hope. A user on a Google help forum claims that this is temporary -- a publicity for the photo background roll out.
WELL GOOGLE YOU GOT PUBLICITY. Now please change the page back.
UPDATE 2: Relief at last. Serenity has returned. We can all get back to work now, people.
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