President Bush and 'the Google'
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
And today's last word in business is the, as in the Google. President Bush is still catching grief on Internet blogs over his response to a question from CNBC, on whether he'd ever Googled anybody.
President GEORGE W. BUSH: Occasionally. And one of the things that I use on the Google is to pull up maps, and it's very interesting to see that I forgot to...
MONTAGNE: Turns out that when a president uses a definite article in front of Google, it's certain to elicit howls from techies. On the other hand, President Bush has won some cool points for having tooled around on a Segway scooter and for his use of an iPod.
Still, bloggers have been reminding anyone within sight of a keyboard about the president's reference during a 2004 debate to the Internets. One problem with the Google - not to mention the YouTube, the Yahoo, or any sort of gaff, minor or major - is that it's going to get attention if it's made by the George W. Bush.
This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
JOHN YDSTIE, host:
And I'm John Ydstie.