A Google shop —WTF?
OK. I know that geeks tend not to be the snappiest dressers out there [socks'n'sandals, and all thon], but I can just about get my head round the idea that, in their circles, donning a Firefox or Linux T-shirt could be construed as making some kind of statement of non-conformity.
I'm also prepared to believe that, in the same company, much knowing hilarity may result from spotting a slogan such as "There's no place like 127.0.0.1" across a colleague's chest.
But my credulity refuses to stretch anywhere near far enough to countenance the existence of an individual, so totally bereft of dress sense that they would voluntarily clad themselves in apparel adorned with the Google logo [never mind there existing enough of such sad creatures to make devoting an entire shop to Googo-tat a viable financial proposition].
Can there be a more insipid, offensively inoffensive sartorial statement to make than announcing to the world that "I search the intarwebs for things"?
This summer, will Brighton beach bear witness to running battles between tooled-up rival gangs, dressed in opposing Google or Bing 'colours'?
At least we are spared the need to 'think of the children', as a Google T-shirt doubtless acts as a very strong form of contraception.