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"We talked about distributing it as a screen saver and beaming it to a live Jumbotron display in Times Square, because of its high fascination factor, but those ideas were ultimately vetoed by the founders." - Xooglers

I was talking about making the scrolling widget into a screensaver with some people from Google Kirkland during their housewarming party. That was a while ago... I think the idea eventually morphed into a world map that lit up areas where searches originated, although that could have been the evolution of a different idea entirely.