On March 15, 2005, Google software engineer Chikai Ohazama published Google X on the company's blog. Ohazama wrote: "I hope all of you enjoy it - especially Mac users, who I'm sure will appreciate its lineage."
When Google X was launched, this little poem could be found at the bottom of the page: "Roses are red. Violets are blue. OS X rocks. Homage to you."
Although the project was pulled hours after it was launched, you can still see how it looked.
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Digital Duopoly: Google Follows Facebook Results With an Amazing Quarter of Its Own - AdAge.com
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Google announces add-ons for Docs and Sheets' mobile apps - Engadget
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This is one Google Nexus rumor you won't like - BGR
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Google's Famous Kitchens May Serve Fake Shrimp Made of Algae - WIRED
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Russian Pressure Forces Google to Return Crimea Names - The Moscow Times (registration)
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