Well, well my first conversation with an actual Google person. Random.

A telephone call from Google Australia – ‘we cover both Australia and New Zealand – offering sponsored links at 30 to 40 cents per click through’.

It was all a bit call centre-ish. I am thinking why. I ask where they picked up the address details – dumb question –  it is Google after all.

Google is an abstraction, a tool. That it has an Aussie accent is totally weird. Well it turns out, I discover, when the follow up email arrives, it is this crowd who I have never heard of.