Most of the comments for my last post expressed more interest in the background of one of the photos than in the topic being discussed. Namely, this visiting B747, seen here in an early-morning shot while parked on the Atlantic Aviation ramp. At the time, I didn't know whose it was, but I remember at one point we discussed it in the cab - to the point that we looked up the nationality of the registration, which was Brunei Darussalam. Being no better at world geography than most of our countrymen, we decided that this was probably from one of the UAE states. (A bit of explanation is in order here: In the tower cab, cell phones are not allowed, and the various computers do not allow access to the internet, so on-the-spot Googling*, an ability most people take for granted nowadays, was not an option)
Now, taking a look at this shot, the registration (V8-ALI) is clear enough to feed into the Google, which reveals that this aircraft flies for the Sultan of Brunei. Brunei, by the way, is NOT one of the United Arab Emirates states. It is actually on the island of Borneo (in southeast Asia), which it shares with Malaysia and Indonesia.
* - In an curious coincidence, "verbing" words was the topic of the Calvin & Hobbes strip in my e-mail this morning. I would share it with you here if I wasn't afraid of lawyers and copyright laws. Instead, I offer you this link to it: Calvin & Hobbes
Also, this talk of Google reminded me of my first encounter with the term googol, from which the Google name was derived: