Google Explains Internet ... in Old-School Pamphlet

Search giant's leaflet designed to encourage Britons to get online
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2010 12:01 PM CDT
In this April 17, 2007 file photo, exhibitors work on laptop computers in front of an illuminated sign of the Google logo at the industrial fair Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany.   (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

(Newser) The Simple Guide to the Internet is a Google product with a difference: It's three-dimensional. The old-fashioned flier espousing the benefits of getting connected is the search giant's contribution to Race Online 2012, a push to have the whole UK online within 2 years. An estimated 10 million British adults, about one-sixth of the total population, have never been online. Google says it hopes its contribution to the campaign—which does include a website—reaches 1 million people.

"Well, if you're trying to get people who are not on the internet to be interested in the internet, then realistically you're probably going to have to do something offline," a Google rep tells the Guardian.

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