Google: Where Is The Nelson Mandela Logo?

Jul 18, 2013 • 8:02 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos
 

Nelson MandelaToday is the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and 1993 Nobel Peace Prize winner, to name just a couple titles. Even the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed Mandela's birthday, 18 July, as "Mandela Day". So why no Google logo for Nelson Mandela today, while he sits in his hospital bed possibly on his last days?

There have been random complaints about the lack of a logo in the Google Web Search Help forums.

Truth is, Google has never had a logo for a living person before. They have done so for "things" but not for living people, as far as I know. At least, it is not the norm for Google to honor a person who is still living.

I am sure that when the time comes and when Nelson Mandela passes, Google will make sure to honor his memory with a respectful and symbolic Google Doodle.

For now, let the man live and be well.

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

Beatrice Johnston

07/18/2013 01:26 pm

Well that clears that up. I actually hopped online thinking there would be a doodle for him, but didn't realize the live/death legacy mission that Google is following. Thanks for satisfying my curiosity Barry.

ethalon

07/18/2013 02:11 pm

Let's hope it is many more years until we see a doodle honoring his legacy.

RIP

12/10/2013 12:32 am

How ironic, it is too soon.

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