[Air-L] amaze your friends with your knowledge

Michael Zimmer zimmerm at uwm.edu
Thu Aug 28 17:00:33 PDT 2008

According to the most recent version of its Wikipedia article, Google  
was first incorporated on September 7, 1998. (http://en.wikipedia.org/ 

The official articles of incorporation provided at google.com are for  
a more recent re-incorporation from 2004. (http://investor.google.com/ 

What I find most amusing about this official document is that the  
company that prides itself on clean aesthetics and being able to  
digitize the worlds greatest libraries can't seem to scan and upload  
a copy of their certificate of incorporation free from blurry text,  
skewed pages, and multiple fax machine headers.


Michael Zimmer, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
e: zimmerm at uwm.edu
w: www.michaelzimmer.org

On Aug 28, 2008, at 5:58 PM, Barry Wellman wrote:

> A reporter called me today for an interview and told me that next  
> week is
> the 10th anniversary of Google. (Either Sept 5 or 7 -- he wasn't  
> sure).
> Now you know.
> The funniest thing: he hadn't Googled me before he interviewed me!
>  Barry Wellman
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