Google 'Geek' Proposes Via Street View
Engineer uses cameras to capture his 'Marry Me' sign
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2008 5:55 PM CDT
A Google software engineer used the company's Street View service to deliver an internet wedding proposal to his fiancee.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – It was bound to happen: A Google software engineer has used the company's new Street View feature to propose. The self-described geek held up a "Marry Me, Leslie!" sign as the roving cameras covered his Silicon Valley neighborhood, the San Jose Mercury News reports. When the photos went online, he launched a website with his girlfriend's email address, and strangers helped him plead his case. The wedding's in May.

Technically, his girlfriend had already accepted an earlier proposal, but the engineer thought it too boring. “I did what any Silicon Valley geek would do: I decided to upgrade to Proposal 2.0."