Folks say "it HAD to happen one day", the number one answer machine in the universe running out of answers. Well, according to Google it DID, Friday 11:03 AM after a lone surfer in East LA asked Google who sang "Suck'n on chili dogs outside the Tastee Freeze". Google choked.
How can Google possibly run out of answers? CNN's Dr Sanja Gupta explained saying,
"Google never used computers to answer questions, they used humans. Whenever you asked Google for the capital of say, Nebraska a HUMAN really really REALLY quickly thumbed through Encyclopedia Britannica, found the answer then seconds later shot the answer over the web back to the questioner. My guess is the humans running Google ran out of steam or their thumbs got tired, either way Google's down for the count."
Bill Gates, Micheal Dell and a host of other billionaires have offered to bail Google out of it's financial woes IF ..
DELL ---> I get the deed to the thing
GATES --> I get the deed AND the humans who powered the thing
TRUMP --> Rosie's still a big fat suckling pig.
Google however insists that they're not selling. CEO Eric Schmidt said,
"We've filed Chapter 11 but we're still in the search engine game. Perhaps instead of using humans to look up the answers we can use those .. things .. computers to find the answers instead. Our research team's on it."
Stock's in Yahoo, MSN, Ask Jeeves and ANSWERmeDARNya.com rose sharply after the news.