My Go-Ogle post has apparently provoked Doug Merrill, who directs Google's IS department, to blog. His debut post celebrates the boll weevil.
Indeed, weevils rock, but on African safari in 1999 my Masai guide taught me that dung beetles rule. Without these va-pooh-rizing insects, our planet would be a stinking ball of feces. Then Doug's company would have to change the name of its Earth imaging software to Google Shit.