This thread is dedicated to The-Specialist, whom I know to be the most avid Google fanboi who ever lived

In the past 48 hours, Google have:

1. Trespassed on my property.

2. Invaded my home.

3. Insulted my intelligence.

And before Dino gets a word in I will preempt him:

"Insult nihil's intelligence? I didn' know Google had anyone technically competent enough to find such a target, let alone insult it"

I go into my porch and find a booklet lying on the floor, obviously hand delivered as the postman had already been. Hence #1 & #2 above. In UK private houses the "postbox" is usually a sprung flap in the front door.

This booklet is titled "A simple guide to the Internet" There is a highlighted circle on the front that says "Tear it out and pass it along!" Well I did think of tearing it up and using it for another purpose, but the paper is a bit too stiff and coarse for that!

It also witters on about the booklet showcasing "some of the useful, interesting and enjoyable things that can be done online" Well, I looked very carefully, and I couldn't find a single link to a pr0n site!

I wonder what Google are up to, and why this booklet should suddenly turn up out of the blue?

All I can think of is that I had a friend call round Monday and he asked me if I had noticed that the Internet had gotten faster? I pulled up my hub management software and sure enough it was connecting at 16.5 Megabytes a second as opposed to the one megabyte previously!

This suggests that my ISP have updated their hardware and probably have spare capacity, so this is probably a joint effort to promote their service and publicise Google at the same time?

On the inside cover:

www.google.co.uk

"A computer is a doorway into a new world that you couldn't imagine was possible"

Hmmm, I've heard about sites like that

Anyways, I have been using the Internet since the days of 28.8K dial-up modems. I do hope the little boogers didn't take a picture of my house while they were at it................ I have yet to get round to repainting the front door.