Google Doodle Celebrates Jules Verne’s 183rd Birthday

February 8th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
Google Doodle Jules VerneFeb 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Internet search giant Google is known for changing its well known logo which is displayed on its homepage from time to time. The changed logo is called Google Doodle. Generally Google comes up with its innovative doodle on certain occasions like birthdays of noted personalities and special events remembered by the world etc. Today the Doodle has been incorporated to pay respect to noted science fiction author Jules Verne on his 183rd birthday. The new logo shows the word Google viewed through the portholes in a submarine. Those who use iPhone to access web can tilt their gadget to see the water level shifting in various directions.

For the desktop computer users there is a joystick which can be moved with the mouse button for altering the view of the ocean. Clicking on the logo itself takes the viewers to a page full with links to the works of the noted author and online resources on him. This one is an animated doodle as was the case with the famous pac man doodle. The users can see the view of the sea changing by managing the joystick in 4 directions. Through the letters of the word Google represented by submarine holes the viewers can see various forms of marine life.

The new doodle bears a reference to the famous work of the author ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’. Most of the works of Jules Verne were made into films later and the books sold in millions of copies all over the world. The author thought ahead of his time and wrote about gadgets that came to see the light of the day after centuries.

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