News that Google would be restructuring into a holding company called Alphabet took the internet by surprise yesterday.
But people are saying that a Reddit post from one year ago might have predicted the shift — or at least the new name.
The post showed up on /r/google, a subreddit dedicated to discussing Google, and was made by user /u/ojusn. It shows a user-created graphic that lays out a Google product for every letter of the alphabet, except for J.
A is for Google Analytics, according to the graphic. B is for Google Books. C is for Google Chrome, and so on.
After the Z entry, for Google Zeitgeist, it says in the bottom right corner, “google alphabet.”
It’s entitled, “The New Age Alphabet: Google A to Google Z, can you thk [sic] of something for the letter J?”
People on Twitter are passing around the Reddit post, and they’re crediting it with predicting Google’s transition to Alphabet.