Thursday, July 30, 2009

Just Sayin'


So, it seems Yahoo! and Microsoft have ironed out their differences and are launching an attack on Google with the all new BING - which will eventually replace Yahoo's search engine.

Bing.

How stupid a name is that? Of course, I suppose Google sounded bizarre at first.

Will they outclass Google? Who knows. For the moment though, as a friend of mine pointed out (Hi Michelle!) the name lends itself to a great acronym:

But
It's
Not
Google

.

25 comments:

Guillaume said...

Somehow I don't think they can beat google.

pinklea said...

"But It's Not Google" - that's hilarious! And also very true.

Remember when there were lots and lots of search engines to choose from? Remember when Google was just a baby amongst them all? Remember when Google grew up and ate all the other search engines? Scary stuff ... could it happen again?!

Rachel said...

Bing?

Thats the sound I make whenever I do the "Worlds Smallest Violin's String Snaps" non-sympathy trick.


Also, must have been a new intern that brewed the coffee for THAT Creative Brainstorm meeting in Lightbulb Inc. Headquarters.

Gaelyn said...

I'm always a little leary about these "new and improved" puter things. Have enough trouble with Windows automatically updating things that screw up. Guess I'll watch this one for a while. Love your definition of the acronym.

XUP said...

Out googling Google will probably be as successful as beating Microsoft at anything (PS: Google is my best friend)

Mr. Jazz said...

You Google BING and it's the 1st thing that comes up. You'd think they'd make it a bit harder to get to their competition.

VioletSky said...

was this cherry picked?

pierre l said...

I haven't done any research, but that could well be exactly why it's called BING and not Bing or even Bang. After all, the free software that the Linux operating system is based on is called "GNU"; that stands for "Gnu Not Unix".

geewits said...

It'll probably catch on just like New Coke did. Besides, "Bing Earth" ain't got that ring. If I was going to name a search engine, I'd go with "Whatitis" or "Whatisit."

lime said...

LOL. it makes me thing of cherries, mr. crosby, and chandler of friends.

Warty Mammal said...

Bwahahahaha!

Jocelyn said...

Stop teaching me stuff (*wrote the woman for whom this was the first she'd heard of this BING*).

I love the breakdown of the acronym!

choochoo said...

I read somewhere that google is taking over the world. Just sayin'

Maddy said...

I listened to the whole [well most of it] debate on NPR yesterday morning as I was throwing clay around the garage. A lot of it was pretty technical stuff for some with a very small technical brain cell but I have noticed that people are visiting my blog via bing so it was quite a useful explanation......even though I don't think I really understand the 'why'!
Cheers

secret agent woman said...

I have only tried it once, but it gave me results entirely unrelated to what I was looking for. I was unimpressed.

Pouty Lips said...

It makes me think of the Metropolitan opera. What were they thinking? They should have called it something cool like orb. I need to 'orb' that. Ok, orb that. As opposed to I need to 'bing' that. It sounds like you want to mount it. They didn't ask me apparently.

Maddy said...

Hmmm no update. Could it be that you are enjoying holiday time!
Cheers

Suldog said...

I'm old enough so the only thing I think of when I hear 'Bing' is Mr. Crosby.

Jeaux said...

I don't trust either one. Google is nosey, and Microsoft is... well, Microsoft.

I search with Ixquick. They don't log your IP address or follow you around leaving a cookie trail.

david mcmahon said...

That's VERY clever. And I liked Suldog's comment, too....!

Brian Miller said...

bing! we have a winner. nice acronym.

Kay said...

haha...well, what is life without competition? BING!

mrwriteon said...

The acronym, as Mr. Burns would say: "Excellent."

Willow said...

perfect acronym!

Jocelyn said...

Dearie, here to say that when we drink wine together, we can get tipsy and argue over who gets Alan Rickman.