The more photographs I take, the more I prove my point. Surely?
Look, here's what happened.
Larry & Serge were cycling through Tibet one day, and conversation went like this:
Larry: OK, so we've got the concept - a search engine - and the name - Google. What's missing?
Serge: Err, like a logo, dude.
Larry: Darn it Serge you're right.
Serge: Hey Larry, look over there at that pile of stones. See those nice carvings with each letter in a nice bold color? [Yes, color, not colour, we're Over There, remember.] That would be perfect!
Larry: But it's all in Tibetan.
Serge: Yeah, dumb-ass, we could change the letters around a bit so it spells 'Google'.
Larry: OK, perfect. What about intellectual property rights in the logo design?
Serge: You think they've heard of intellectual property rights out here?
Larry: Good point. Do no evil, dude!
They rub their hands together greedily.
For more on this, see several other posts below.
This photograph was taken on 4th March 2006, a few kilometres south of Dege. No, I have not paid any royalties to the stone-masons.