Feeds

Google's Austro-Hungarian ambitions laid bare

Chrome recruits Maximilian von Hapsburg

The essential guide to IT transformation

Our shock revelation yesterday that Google had redrawn the map of Europe to apparently cede several European nations to a Greater Germany provoked a flurry of comments suggesting what on God's Green Earth the search monolith was up to:

Map from Google Chrome guide showing Austria, Belgium, Denmark and Holland as part of Germany

The consensus was that Google had in fact created a Danish superstate, described by Jolyon Ralph as "a dramatic change in European geopolitics only brought on by the power of their incredible Javascript engine".

This makes sense, given that the Danish VM outfit behind this aggressive expansion of Danish Lebensraum is rather ominiously called "V8". We assume Google has housed V3 to V7 in the bowels of an extinct volcano manned by boilersuited Asian technicians for deployment in the planned subjugation of the remainder of the free world.

Alternatively, here's reader Mike Bremford's take on the matter:

Chrome guide map cartoon revealing google's Austro-Hungarian ambitions

Well, we'll leave you to decide what's really going on down at der Googlebunker, but in the meantime have a shufti at our take on what the rest of the Chrome comic book is actually telling you, right here.

It's good stuff, and the Vulture Central Black Ops department has invited further reader submissions to lay bare the sinister subtext to Google's cartoon capers. Get to it, and remember - the fate of the internet if not the whole galaxy may well be at stake. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!
Put it away boys. Cover them up ladies. Your credit cards, we mean
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'
Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'
US court hears of cached browser image - not actual request
Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people
They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy
Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE
Examining the frothy disconnect in indie cafe culture
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.