Unintended consequences are fun. Like how the invention of the laser led to precise surgery, DVD burning and bored kids bringing down aircraft.
So you know Google doodles, and how the doodle on the homepage always clicks through to a search for the relevant subject. Today it’s Jorge Luis Borges.
And the search page these days always includes some news results at the top. This spot is quickly taken by a story about the doodle itself. Presumably there’s a race to get that story up, because whoever’s up there is getting millions of click-throughs.
But there’s often another story or two that mention the main subject. Today, for example, it’s the fight over the shutdown of the Café Richmond, a “legendary” restaurant in Buenos Aires where Borges used to hang out (as did American writer Graham Greene).
The restaurant’s being turned into a Nike store, but that’s not the worst — apparently no one told the waiters. According to an AP report in the Taiwan News (linked at the top of the Borges Google results), “Waiters showed up Monday to find the cafe closed down.” Wow, that’s shitty. So the waiters occupied the place and refused to leave until they got paid. But the story is from the 18th. The news has no updates since then.
So what happened? Somebody tell us what happened to the waiters!