Sunday, September 7, 2008

Happy Birthday, Google!


Happy Birthday to Google, the richest and most powerful 10-year-old in the world! At least I think today is Google's tenth birthday. Launched in 1998 by two twenty-something guys who met at Stanford University, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google is the world's most comprehensive search engine. We live in the Google Age--I even googled "Google Age" and confirmed my belief! What would the world do without Google? How would we find out about every conceivable (and inconceivable) topic in a flash? Google is an unrivaled research tool--it's hard to imagine what life would be like without being able to use this astounding search engine. There was life before Google (wasn't there?) but now we are so spoiled! For example, how would you find my blogs, Suko's Notebook or La Vache Intéressante, without doing a Google search? It would be a real pain to have to carefully type in the blog addresses each time! I've course I'm kidding but the point is that Google makes finding the needle in the haystack so much easier and faster! Happy birthday! And THANK YOU, Google!

(P.S. In three years, Google will be a teenager--who knows what will happen then?)

2 comments:

  1. Very funny about the teenager idea. Who knows what a search of "google teenager" may turn up in years to come. I share in the appreciation for a wonderful tool that makes researching and connecting with others so much easier and faster. Truly a constructive contribution to civilization, especially with the mantra "do no evil." It should be OK as a teenager if it has learned its kindergarten lessons well (play nice with the other kids, respect others, avoid sandbox politics, etc.). I marvel at the evolution of words -- 15 years ago, the term "icon" had very different implications and at that time I don't recall having anyone say, "just Google it!"

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  2. I love the motto,"do no evil"-- here's a highly successful company with a sense of ethics. One of my dream jobs is working at Google in Mountain View, CA.

    It will be interesting to see how Google "grows up". Sandie, thanks for your comment!

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