Happy National Day!

Happy National Day!

Did you do any searches today?  For what?  OK, sorry.  None of my business.  Did you use Google?  OK sorry, none of my business again.  In any case, you have to check out Google today.  Once a year Google dedicates its doodle to Switzerland.  And it is today.  It is for our National Day.  You know the day back in 1921, the 3 cantons came together a soared the oath of the confederation, which is considered the foundation of Switzerland.  So this is this year’s doodle for Switzerland.  How do you like it?  “The Google homepage honors this day with a Doodle depicting a cowbell flanked by Alpine flowers. The cowbell was chosen because of its stature as an enduring symbol of the meadows and mountains of Switzerland. The Alpine flowers depicted in the illustration are Enzian and Edelweiss, found in the same region where cows roam, and on the Swiss five franc coin.”

Google is like you and me.  Google is not any smarter.  Google is human.  Google is predictable.  For example, Google had the same overall Swiss experience like you.  The doodles below show the evolution of that journey.  Or should we call them swoodles?  (I take full credit for this beautiful word).  So google started its doodles (and my swoodles) with mountains and cows. Isn’t this what you all thought of Switzerland at first?  Google went all the way to the mountain pipe stereotype (does this pipe have a name?).  Only to evolve over the years to more playful and creative expressions about Switzerland.  Diversity of languages, cultures, colors.  Fun, light spirit.  Modern, stylish, edgy.  Isn’t this how your impressions also changed about Switzerland over time? 

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In case you are not familiar with doodles: It is the shape/design you find on google homepage to honor specific days or events.  They all come with a story and are often by famous artists.  Google have created a few for the Swiss national day since 2001.  By the way Google skipped 2002, 2008 and 2012.  Why Google?  Why?  There were bigger things happening that day other than our National day?!?!?!

So which one is your favorite?

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2001 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
20012003 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
20032004 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
2005 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
2006 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
2007 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
20072009 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
20092010 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
20102011 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
20112013 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
20132014 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
20142015 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
2015 SWISS ELECTIONS
switzerland-elections-2015-5194947061874688.2-hp2x2016 SWISS NATIONAL DAY
switzerland-national-day-2016-5763472232022016-hp2x

Which is your favorite doodle?

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