LOTD: 10/8/07

  • IBM and Google are teaming to bring “cloud” processor clustering to college campuses. When reached for comment on cloud computing the average college sophomore thought we were referring to the haze that lingers in his dorm room long after Friday night has passed. (CT)
  • Both Toyota and Burger King are operating under the opinion it’s better to create unique gaming content themselves than simply buy ad space in existing gaming titles. When reached for comment the average gamer told us to move, we were blocking the TV. (CT)
  • It looks like Google won’t be building its own mobile phone but instead developing a full suite of software that operates on Linux-based mobile devices and supporting the service with advertising. When reached for comment the average cell phone user still just wanted to be able to play Bejeweled. (CT)
  • Google is reported to be prepping a push to re-introduce its social network Orkut to U.S. audiences. When reached for comment the average social network user said they thought Orkut was the little floaty guy in the red hat and purple scarf from “He-Man.” (CT)

By Chris Thilk

Chris Thilk is a freelance writer and content strategist with over 15 years of experience in online strategy and content marketing. He lives in the Chicago suburbs.