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The Alphabet According to Google

For no reason in particular, here’s the first result for every letter of the alphabet:

a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z

A couple notes: For a few letters, c and e for example, Google actually returns some math before the result, I left these out. For F, Google actually returns its own Google Finance listing for Ford (with chart) before the first result. For k it returns the Google Finance listing for Kellogs before the Wikipedia link to the letter (same for q, though that one is for Qwest and v for Visa). I think the most impressive branding jobs are probably e for E!, i for iTunes, o for Oprah, t for the Boston train and v for an ABC show that doesn’t even exist yet.

October 28, 2009