Tuesday, February 8, 2011

183 steam-powered candles for jules verne!

Google's regular image changes are the main reason why I was alerted to the fact that today is the birthday of Jules Verne, the 19th century French author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth.  This Victorian era writer is often called the Father of Science Fiction, and his works are considered by many steampunk enthusiasts as the inspiration for the creation of the genre.

To honor his birthday, Google has made an interactive Doodle on their homepage that makes the letters in Google a virtual submarine window. To the left of the letters there are controls so visitors can move the virtual Nautilus under the sea.

Click here to read what The Official Google Blog has to say about this image.

So happy birthday Mr. Verne, and thank you for your great contributions to steampunk, even if you had no direct control over its creation.

1 comment:

  1. I know how awesome was that new google banner thingo! I nearly fainted.