To what Google Base uses may we return, Horatio!

This is the headline on a lovely story. Some time ago, Paul Ford created an amusing cartoon about Google and world domination on his Blog. When Google Base launched, B2Day, the official blog of the magazine Business 2.0, put up a piece about the news and included a link to Paul’s cartoon — without consulting him, or even bothering to copy the image (which meant that the browser of anyone clicking on the B2Day story would be collecting the image from the link and thereby eating into Paul’s bandwidth). Instead of getting mad, however, he decided to get even, and replaced the image with other ones, while keeping the filename (and therefore the link) unchanged. Now read on