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Google Chrome Got SAL 9000's Eye

By now you've all probably been playing with Google Chrome, the search engine giant's new browser (well, unless you're on a Mac or Linux, that is). Well, Philipp Lenssen's Google Blogoscoped blog who broke the news on the whole thing has a really neat list of tips and pointers on Chrome.

One thing that many people are wondering about is what's up with Google Chrome's logo? Philipp thinks that it's a combination of Pokémon's Poké Ball, and the Simon toy (see also this post on Digital Inspiration)

Well, I say there's something else. See that glowing blue eye? It's absolutely, positively from SAL 9000, the Earthbound twin of the HAL 9000 computer in Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey. (Huh? There are two of 'em? Yep: HAL has a red eye, SAL has a blue eye.)

And here's a YouTube clip of SAL 9000 (voiced by Candice Bergen, actually) from 2010: The Year We Make Contact (based on Clarke's 2010: Odyssey Two)


[YouTube clip]


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YES! i though of the aperture science logo too! the actual logo of chrome is also supposed to look like the MS windows logo squished. check it out on http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3038/2874749029_d8cda4531d.jpg it looks like that, right?
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And you thought Skynet was bad. Chrome is the start of the end of civilisation. Quick, everyone rebel before we're living on the planet of the apes.
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senores estoy muy agradecido por tanbuenos videos y chistes que envian asi lapaso muy vien me rio solo abeses los amigos disen que estoy loco oye los cerdos me isieron acordar dela broma que dise asi que el marrano ba adelante hasta el matadero disen las biejas y que tal el fumador comchudito no grcias
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