Google's Dual-Use Copyright Notice

from the interesting-user-interface-bits dept

He's an amusing story from Google saying that the only reason they have a copyright notice at the bottom of the Google front page is that the page was so simple, many users kept waiting for "the rest of the page" to load. The copyright notice, which serves no other useful purpose, and certainly isn't required for any legal reasons, seems to satisfy users that the page has fully loaded, since that's something you'd put at the bottom of the page. According to a Google representative: "We put it in to say, 'Here's the end, and start searching.' Our lawyers tell us we don't need it there."

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  1. identicon
    jb, Jul 22nd, 2003 @ 9:51am

    No Subject Given

    I still miss when it was one graphic, one text field, and one submit button.

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  2. identicon
    LittleW0lf, Jul 22nd, 2003 @ 2:25pm

    Google in Klingon

    Nothing beats reading Google in its original Klingon.

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