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The Alphabet According to Google

I accidentally typed ‘s’ in my firefox location bar and found myself at, thanks to the built in google search redirect. This promoted me to see what the reset of alphabet looks like according to google. Some of these make more sense than others.

b B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in Occupied Territories – Kinda Random.
c C-Span
d D-link
e E! Online
f F-Secure
g Gmail
h H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online – “H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web.” I guess they’re doing a good job if they’re the number one result for H. Next I search for hydrogen I might be unpleasantly suprised.
i – Some sort of search portal. Their logo is an orange in the process of being squeezed. I don’t understand.
j Jennifer Lopez
k K Desktop Environment
l Europa – The European Union On-Line – there isn’t even an l in their URL.
m Texas A&M; University – check out the aggiecam.
n The N – This is one makes 100% sense.
p – (not to be confused with pee flag), Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays
q – The World’s Greatest Music Magazine Online – 2 observations here: a) i didn’t understand the site until i read the title, b) i guess “world’s greatest” doesn’t mean “worlds most well known” cuz i’d not heard of them before; and i used to work for an online music magazine.
r The R Project for Statistical Computing – “R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language…” good to know.
s McDonald’s
t AT&T;
u The University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona – why isn’t it pronounced “TUC-SON,” crazy americans
v VCOM – They appear to be a competitor of Symantec.
w The White House
x The X.Org Foundation – think x windows
y Yahoo! Messenger – “Now with voice” good to know
z A to Z Teacher Stuff For Teachers – FREE online lesson plans, lesson plan ideas and activities, thematic units, printables, themes, teaching tips, articles, and educational resources. It’s all there in the title.

Here are the numbers (these don’t actually work from the location bar in FF).
These make a lot less sense.
I suppose the software downloads could be in reference to specific versions.

0 Business 2.0 – they were 2.0 before it was hip. It’s actually a fairly decent magazine. I have a hard time believe this is the magazine’s site, it’s hideous.
1 Mozilla – A lot of references to firefox version 1
2 Shrek 2 – huh.
3 3Com
4 – A public service broadcaster in the UK
5 Macromedia(adobe?) Flash Player Download
6 Apple Quicktime Download
7 Netscape Download
8 Super 8 Motels, Inc.
9 Micheal Moore – I guess this has something to do with fahrenheit 9/11