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Lessons learned

What a difference a year makes.

Just ask Google.

Father’s Day 2011

Last year I spanked them for the Father’s Day tribute on their homepage.  Sure, they remembered Dad, but the gesture was minimal, stereotypical and lacked animation — a sad effort compared to their extravagant nods to Les Paul and PacMan.

Dad deserves better.

Google Fathers Day 2012

And this year, Google delivered.  Their team has developed not only an animated tribute, but a charming story with heart and sweetness worthy of the man of the hour.

Nice work, Google.  I knew you had it in you.  It just took a little tough love to get the job done right.

Rather fitting on Father’s Day, don’t you think?