The brainchild of Stanford students Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google turns 21 today. Known for its artistic and interactive doodles for various occasions, Google celebrates its birthday with a retro doodle. The doodle shows a desktop computer with a google search screen and a timestamp dated September 27, 1998, and when clicked, shows the journey of Brin and Page. Google operates in over 100 languages, answering trillions of questions every year.
Brin and Page together published an academic paper called ‘The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine’. The article is considered the blueprint of Google today. In that paper, they have stated that it would consist of at least 24 million pages. In that paper, they have explained their reason to name their system as “Google”. They stated, “It is a common spelling of googol (10 to the power of 100) and fits well with our goal of building very large-scale search engines.”
As Google is known as the ocean of information, it’s surprising that the company doesn’t know the actual birthdate of the search engine. The company has been celebrating Google’s birthday on 27th Sept’ since 2006, last year the company celebrated it a day prior. In the years, 2003 and 2004, Google’s birthday was observed on 8th and 7th September, respectively.
Google has never failed to serve the best information and there is no doubt why it is called as the internet search engine giant. Wishing Google a prosperous year and many more ahead.