It made news when Google ‘forgot’ to change its logo to give a wink to Canucks on the Canada Day. Although the internet giant has a history of recognizing the Canada Day in the past (except for 2003) July 1st of 2008 brought a bit of hollowness for the Canadians when the same old primary-coloured letters appeared on the Google website. Here is the history and corresponding logos:
- 2007 – the L in Google was transformed into an image of the Peace Tower, complete with fireworks.
- 2006 – there was a Canadian flag
- 2005, a simple Maple Leaf did duty as the first O (although Google’s list of holiday logos for that year lists Canada Day as July 2.)
- 2004, the second G was a loon and its reflection with a Canadian flag hanging off the L.
- 2003, forgot the Canadians
- 2002, a moose lurked behind the word Google with a Canadian flag again suspended from the L.
- 2001, the first year the company marked the holiday, there was a beaver, a Canadian flag and even text saying: Happy Canada Day.
Do you really care if Google forgets or recognizes the Canada Day!