Google's CEO Larry Page expressed surprise and regret in an interview this morning after the international search engine was brought crashing to its knees overnight.
"It was a rather dumb thing to do", admits Page, but hindsight would be a wonderful gift. I might have had a drink, I'm not sure, but it was late in the evening and like a lot of folk I thought it would be kind of interesting to google myself. I got 23 million hits, which was good - but I guess that wasn't enough. I wanted more.
"That's when I googled Google."
Businessmen and women around the world won't thank Larry this morning. Search engine meltdown has left businesses paralysed as they wait with growing impatience for the giant server array's introspective examination to conclude.
According to Microsoft, "at least a dozen" users have turned to Bing in the interim.