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August 27, 2009

Google ASCII Art

If you Google [ascii art], you'll find an ASCII representation of Google's logo next to the search box. It's a geeky Easter egg closely related to the witty use of the "did you mean" feature to help you understand recursion.


{ via Marissa Mayer }

20 comments:

  1. Nice! Good job Google.

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  2. 10 clr
    20 ? "sweet"
    30 goto 10

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  3. The lower-left vertical slash in Letter L is color black, not green.

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  4. ___ _
    / __|___ ___ __ _| |___
    | (_ / _ \/ _ \/ _` | -_)
    \___\___/\___/\__, |_\___|
    |___/

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  5. That Chris guy has had the domain chris.com forever. Wish I could have registered it first, but am happy with my domain for now.

    Does the ascii art look the same in other browsers?

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  6. Yeah, as long as the font is equally spaced (such as Courier, Lucida Console, etc.

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  7. http://pastebin.com/f28fe31c0

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  8. ___ _
    / __|___ ___ __ _| |___
    | (_ / _ \/ _ \/ _` | -_)
    \___\___/\___/\__, |_\___|
    |___/

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  9. Are there other key words like "ascii art" that trigger other google logos?

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  10. ╔═╗╔═╗╔═╗╔═╗╔╝║
    ║║║║╚╝╚╝║║║║║║║
    ╠═║║║║║║║║║║║║║
    ╚═╝╚╣║╚═╝╚╩╝╚═╝
    ╔╝╚╗║╚╗╔═╗╔═╦╝╚╗
    ╠╗╔╣║║║║║║║═╣╗╔╣
    ║║║║║║║║╚╣║╦╝║║║
    ╚╩╩╝╚╝╝╚═╝╚╩═╩╩╝
    ╔═╗╔╗╔╗╔╝╚╗╔═╗
    ╚╝║║║║║╠╗╔╣║║║
    ║║║║╚╝║║║║║║║║
    ╚═╝╚══╝╚╩╩╝╚═╝

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  11. ___ _
    / __|___ ___ __ _| |___
    | (_ / _ \/ _ \/ _- | -_)
    \___\___/\___/\__, |_\___|
    |___/

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  12. (())
    (00)
    - - ODISH

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  13. __
    / / |
    ___ ___ ___ (___|
    |___ | | )|___)|
    __/ | | / |__ |

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  14. great google is something to be explored lovely

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  15. I read Coogle. Have you tried google gravity yet?

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  16. ╔═╗╔═╗╔═╗╔═╗╔╝║
    ║║║║╚╝╚╝║║║║║║║
    ╠═║║║║║║║║║║║║║
    ╚═╝╚╣║╚═╝╚╩╝╚═╝
    ╔╝╚╗║╚╗╔═╗╔═╦╝╚╗
    ╠╗╔╣║║║║║║║═╣╗╔╣
    ║║║║║║║║╚╣║╦╝║║║
    ╚╩╩╝╚╝╝╚═╝╚╩═╩╩╝
    ╔═╗╔╗╔╗╔╝╚╗╔═╗
    ╚╝║║║║║╠╗╔╣║║║
    ║║║║╚╝║║║║║║║║
    ╚═╝╚══╝╚╩╩╝╚═╝

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