Barcode on Google

  birdface 07:44 07 Oct 2009

Is this something new or have I picked up a nastie.
When Googling for anything I now have a barcode appearing at the side of the Google address bar on the new page.
Anybody else have it or is it just me.

  birdface 07:49 07 Oct 2009

Just hovered the mouse above it and it says go to Google Home.
Unsightly looking object you would have thought that they would have put a little icon there if they had to put anything instead of a large barcode.

  961 07:50 07 Oct 2009

Today is the 57th anniversary of the first patent of the barcode

  birdface 07:57 07 Oct 2009

Oops meant to put this in Helproom so will now close it.

And thank you 961 that probably explains it.
Imagine me forgetting that.

  interzone55 09:03 07 Oct 2009

It's interesting how many people's first thought is they've picked up a virus or malware, when there's often a very simple answer, in this case it's a new Google Doodle.

Why are people so paranoid?

For those who don't know, Google often change their logo to celebrate important, or sometimes quite trivial, events.

As 961 points out, today is the birthday of the good old barcode.

For more about the Google Doodles pay a visit to click here

  Stuartli 15:30 07 Oct 2009

If you hover your cursor over the barcode, it will reveal the message "Invention of the Bar Code".

  citadel 19:53 07 Oct 2009

I installed a mimo monitor today and thought at first it had screwed up my display settings.

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