Let no one accuse Google of being humorless. In November the company responded to rumors about the mysterious barge now floating in the San Francisco bay with the following statement:
“Google Barge…A floating data center? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Sadly, none of the above. Although it’s still early days and things may change, we’re exploring using the barge as an interactive space where people can learn about new technology.”
So…it’s like the digital Air and Space Museum?
We still have no specifics regarding the purpose of this massive metal husk, but the state of California’s decision to make Google move it ensures a new round of media attention as tech reporters everywhere continue to speculate.
It’s not really Google’s fault this time, though.