It's All Like... What?

Google phrase searches can produce results that seem like random answers to a Rorschach test—only more amusing. Here are the top results (on a day in July 2008) for “The Internet is like...”:

  • “a vast uncataloged library”

  • “a vagina”

  • “Joey Bishop”

  • “a series of tubes”

  • “Microsoft”

  • “alcohol in some sense”

  • “a newspaper”

  • “going down the Chinese road”

Closer to home, “Linux is like...”:

  • “switching from a car to a motorcycle”

  • “a pizza”

  • “ice cream—too many flavors to choose”

  • “a fixed-wheel bicycle”

  • “turning on your first computer and figuring out what all those weird boxes did”

  • “a common cold”

  • “a whole new species”

  • “Ubuntu, only different”

Our hat tip for this observation goes to reader Mike Warot.

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Doc Searls is Senior Editor of Linux Journal