There are a few innovations which have completely changed our lives and one of the most recent ones is definitely Google! And this innovation which came, conquered and changed our lives forever, turns 21 today!
The birth story of Google
It was way back in 1995 that Larry Page and Sergey Brin met for the first time at Stanford University. Both of these brilliant minds were pursuing their graduation in computer science. They began working together on building a search engine and decided to call it Google. Do you know how they came across this name? Well James Newman and Edward Kasner in their book, Mathematics and the Imagination coined the term “googol” for 1.0 × 10100 , and it is from there that they took their inspiration! Many research papers, maxed out credit cards and a lot of running around for financial investors later, the duo managed to launch this search engine. Little did they know, it would change lives!
The way Google has changed our lives
Today, on the 21st birthday, let’s take a look at how Google has changed the way we look at things, or more importantly, how we look for things:
Navigation has changed with Google maps. Gone are the days when we asked people for directions – we have Google Maps now!
Basically wherever you are, whatever you need, Google is always with you…
And oh! Who do you think told us it’s Google’s birthday today? Why Google itself!
A very happy birthday to you, Google!