Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Google Likes Breakfast!



When teaching students how to use Google products, we find ourselves needing to refer to these images:


 (This one's in the top-right of most Google products.)



(This one's on the Chrome browser's Bookmarks Bar.)



So what should we call them?
  • App Launcher? (the official name)
  • 3x3 grid? (what I've been calling them)
  • 9 squares? (fairly straightforward)
  • Rubik's cube? (pretty cute, I must say...)
Or, the emerging favorite...
  • Waffle!

The same situation exists with the 3 horizontal lines that are at the top-left of many Google products.
Going with the breakfast theme, it seems logical to call them...

  • Pancakes! (some call them a hamburger)


Therefore, I hereby declare that when I teach about, or talk about, these images, I will refer to them as "waffle", "colored waffle", and "pancakes".

Or at least I will try to. If others don't know what I'm talking about...well, some of the other options above work, too.
Waffles and pancakes make me smile, though.

Google Likes Breakfast!

When teaching students how to use Google products, we find ourselves needing to refer to these images:  (This one's in the top-rig...