I got a set of business cards from Google yesterday and what you see above is it, in their full glory.
I laughed when I first saw them advertised that Google was giving them away for free and yet the 2 minute process to register and get them shipped to me was a bar that was low enough to engage.
And so here they are. But it really has made me think about something I heard a while back:
You’re nobody unless you’re on Google.
Essentially, if you’re not “google-able” and your name isn’t in the top 10 results (should #1 though, right?) then you don’t “exist” from the online perspective.
Take that for what you will, but there’s an interesting truth to it, especially from our generation where the online world is so much of what we do, and subsequently who we are.
This business card is nearly a perfect representation of what I do and who I am. I’m trying to imagine someone’s response as I hand one of these to them.
Explicitly I’m saying that I’m “findable.” Implicitly I’m stating that the online world is where I am, and if you really want to know who I am, where you can find me, my deets, then you’ll have to go online. You see, the card doesn’t have anything like a typical card; business address, email, telephone, etc. You’ll have to go online.
And, this card matches my very strange personality and sense of humor. But, that’s coincidence perhaps.
All that to say, they only gave me 25 of them to mess around with. I’m not sure I’m going to order more, but what would you do? What do you think?