Google Doodle celebrates Treasure Island writer Robert Louis Stevenson 160th Birthday

By on Nov 13, 2010 in Events, Internet, Technology Comments

Google Doodle celebrates Treasure Island writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s 160th birthday, as seen at Google’s homepage today, November 13, 2010.

As Google Doodle continues its tradition in joining the celebration of important and interesting events in history, the Google logo now forms into a scene from Treasure Island, which was written by Robert Louis Stevenson.

According to Wikipedia, Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 13, 1850, and wrote the famous adventure novel, Treasure Island, which was first published as a book in 1883.

Treasure Island is a tale of pirates and buried gold, and Stevenson was said to have start writing it when he was 30 years old.

And while the Google logo today celebrates Stevenson’s 160th birthday, each letter from the word Google represents the important characters and items from the novel, Treasure Island.

As seen in the screenshot of Google‘s homepage below, the first letter ‘G’ is now being shown as the pirate’s cape, the letter ‘E’ is an opened treasure box, while the other letters are very easy to identify.



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