THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN: Google’s Google+ Code Name Revealed!
by Nicholas Carlson on Aug 17, 2011, 1:46 PM
Code names are fun, even if they don’t mean much.
So we were glad to FINALLY learn Google’s code name for the Google+ frontend.
It is…”Project Oz.”
What does it mean?
Don’t know. Our sources wouldn’t say.
Maybe the implication is that Facebook – with its might userbase of 750 million – isn’t as scary as it seems? That, like the Wizard of Oz was just a man behind a curtain, operating a contraption, Facebook is also just a mere contraption – one that can be bested with a better contraption?
Probably that is it! Or maybe not.
“Project Oz” is a pretty common code-name, by the way. There’s a Project Oz Adoptions agency. McClean County Illinois has an anti-drug campaign called Project Oz. Even Microsoft named a Unix-based operating systems project “Project Oz.”
We’re going to stick with our Zuckerberg-is-Oz interpretation until we hear otherwise.