Saturday, November 13, 2010

Google and Treasure Island

Google likes to customize its search page for holidays such as Christmas and Easter as well as for remembrance of key dates in history. They have been doing it for ages and I always think that they are quite cool and quirky but I could not place this one. Who the hell is Robert Louis Stevenson and why should we care that is is his 160th birthday?

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. [Source: Wikipedia]

Treasure Island and the Strange Case of Dr Jeyll and Mr Hyde are timeless and I am sure I am not the only one who had no idea who this guy was. Brings back a bit of nostalgia from being a kid.

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