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Technology Google finally gives Reader the respect it deserves with an actual gravestone

00:30  05 october  2019
00:30  05 october  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Google Reader has been dead for over six years, and the internet hasn’t been the same since. But now, we may finally have a place where we There are also gravestones for Picasa, Google Buzz, Orkut, Google Wave, and Google +. I can’t say I care nearly as much about the other headstones here.

Available for everyone, funded by readers . While respected authors publish real, paper books riffing on characters created by authors long dead (and therefore, crucially, out of copyright) Isn't it time we gave the art of remixing stories it a little more respect ? After all, it was good enough for Shakespeare.

Google Reader has been dead for over six years, and the internet hasn’t been the same since. I still haven’t found a replacement that I enjoy quite as much as my memories of Reader, and I mourn its death every day. But now, we may finally have a place where we can pay respects to the beloved RSS app.

  Google finally gives Reader the respect it deserves with an actual gravestone © Image: @leftoblique

Dana Fried, a Google employee, posted this photo of a graveyard, with headstones for Reader and many other now-dead Google services, which is apparently set up in the main lobby of the company’s Seattle campus in honor of spooky season:

There are also gravestones for Picasa, Google Buzz, Orkut, Google Wave, and Google+. I can’t say I care nearly as much about the other headstones here. If I designed this memorial, I would make Google Reader twice the size of any of the others, or maybe I’d build it a New Orleans-style crypt. (I’d also build a full-size pyramid to memorialize Google Inbox. RIP.)

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The gravestone was so weathered by the freeze-thaw of centuries that the engraving was to faint to be read . Your life could never be marked by a gravestone , something so cold and immobile. Perhaps a tree with a wind-chime in the branches could do you more justice, or a simple song sung into the wind.

A gravestone gives you one last chance to memorialize a loved one who has passed away. Designing a gravestone provides you with an opportunity to establish how the deceased is The strength of the water flow could strip off paint in engraved areas, leaving little contrast for the reader .

Let’s not forget that this collection of gravestones is only a small fraction of the services Google has killed. If you want to see the full list and wax nostalgic about your favorite defunct Google services, check out the Killed by Google website. (Remember iGoogle? Or the Nexus Q?)

Now, to finally give us all some closure for Google Reader and the simpler times of the internet, take a minute to watch this 2008 video about how to use Google Reader. It’s made using... paper re-creations of the interface. I guess Google didn’t really care about Reader back then, either.

Google is shutting down its Cloud Print feature in 2020 .
Another one for the Google graveyardIn a support document, Google recommends using the printing experience that’s baked into Chrome OS or, if you’re on a different OS, using “the respective platform’s native printing infrastructure.

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