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August 01, 2006

Steven Johnson's new son sets sights on taking over Google

photograph of Steven Johnson and his new son, Dean

Steven Johnson, the author of several really great books (among them Everything Bad is Good For You and Emergence) became a father for the third time late last month, with the birth of his son, Dean. And now he's using his son's arrival on Earth as the basis for a bit of experimentation with Google.

Johnson has asked bloggers to link to the page announcing his son's birth, in the hopes that if enough people do it a search for "Dean" on Google will return his son's page as the first result. (Click here to see if he's made it yet). I'm happy to take part in the experiment by adding the link in this article. And would also like to say, on behalf of the entire species, thanks for increasing the genetic diversity of the planet!

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at August 1, 2006 08:01 PM