7 December 1941

Remember Pearl Harbor. Somebody has to.

Note that, as usual, Google ignores the anniversary as it routinely ignores other US patriotic commemorations. You can’t say they don’t understand the importance of remembrance, since they seem to remember everything else. But for some memories they look the other way. What is that about? Whatever their intent, the conspicuous non-observance outlines that which isn’t acknowledged, much as black holes reveal themselves by distorting the space around them. Google’s odd behavior has been noted so often that Microsoft’s Bing.com makes a point of showing a photo of the USS Arizona memorial every December 7.

So, screw Google. Remember.

4 thoughts on “7 December 1941”

  1. And what a beautiful photo it is.

    I was just reading a novel “Cinnamon blossoms, Scent of plum”; there is a Chinese character, a student in Moscow; he exclaims:”Nobody here knows what the date September 18, 1931, means!”


  2. It is all the more galling because Google could restrict the Perl Harbor remembrance graphic just to IP addresses assigned to the US. That is, if they didn’t want to offend or confuse an international audience, they could have just returned that particular graphic to people who logged on from the United States.

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