So Bing copies Google and adds background images, now Google copies Bing and adds background imagery. What is this a race to the bottom in credibility? You didn’t need to do this.
Seriously Google, it was the clean clutter free interface that brought people to you in the 1st place, then you took it a step further with the disappearing links leaving only the foucus on search box. Now this? Nope I don’t get it.
Update: Now they are being mocked by MS on Twitter [via Techcrunch].
Update2: Google Kills Its Homepage Background Image Experiment Early [again Techcrunch]. Allow people to opt in, opt in! I dont’ buy the error excuse.