So as is tradition, there’s some sort of major character death in my NaNoWriMo novel. At least this time it doesn’t happen until the end. Or near the end.
I was going to put up my ending as an excerpt to torture you all today, but then I stumbled across a really cool science article. Considering I haven’t done my science blog yet this week, you get that instead!
Well, I guess it’s more math/pattern analysis, but hell, that’s science, ain’t it? I need to add a “math” category to my blog.*
Alrighty. So I stumbled upon this article by Ric Dragon of DragonSearch Marketing in which he makes a few educated conjectures about what the next color would be in the sequence if the Google logo had another letter.
The Google logo, as pictured above, has four colors: blue, red, yellow, and green. Mr. Dragon breaks up the letters into sequences of three to get this pattern:
- 1st sequence: blue, red, yellow (compliment to the combo of blue and red, purple)
- 2nd sequence: red, yellow, blue (compliment to the combo of red and yellow, orange)
- 3rd sequence: yellow, blue, green (combo of yellow and blue)
- 4th sequence: blue, green, red. Green = blue + yellow, but since blue is already in the sequence, he takes green-blue=yellow; thus the sequence is blue, yellow, red, with red being the compliment of blue and yellow, green.
From this, he makes the claim that the third color in any three-letter sequence must always be the result of mixing the first two colors or is the compliment of those first two colors.
So, again after removing the blue from the green in that last sequence, the next sequence of three would be yellow, red, ?
So if the rule here is combo, the next color would be orange (yellow + red)
But if the rule is compliment, the next color would be blue (compliment of yellow + red)
He talks a bit about iGoogle, too, which kind of messes up his patterns, but I actually just realized that I have a lot of stuff I should be doing other than blogging, so you’re just gonna have to read the article instead of my crappy summarizing. But it’s a cool thing to think about, eh? The mysteries of Google.
*Of course, that will require eliminating an old category to keep the total number of categories at 35. So some reassigning shall have to happen. Not that anyone else cares about that. Why the hell am I still talking?