Happy belated birthday, Google! Celebrated yesterday worldwide, with the recognizable Doodle marking the special event of the year, could this be the definitive celebration day for the tech giant?
It has been the most celebrated date or all others that were on roll. Throughout the years, the dates have changed on a rolling basis. Nonetheless, one thing is for sure. Google is already an integrated part of our lives. We ask Google search all sorts of things, from the most elevated to the most ridiculous. We need Google Maps to find our way around, we organize our workload with all of Google’s applications, including Google Drive.
And consider the tech giant is only 17 years old. Regardless of the fact that until 2005 the celebration date was September 7th and the domain google.com is officially stamped with September 15th, 1997, Google has been growing. Both as a company and on all of us.
To list just a few of the accomplishments that Google has had over its short, but successful path: evolving from just a search engine into a tech giant, relentlessly setting the trend for what the internet has become today, leading research on future technologies.
By now, Google’s vision for the car of the future, autonomous, self-driving, safe and environmentally friendly is old news. Virtual reality headset Google Cardboard is a delight not only for gamers and the gaming industry. Joint research projects that delve into pressing issues such a public health.
And against this background, is Google’s birthday date really that important? Shifting gradually from September 7th to September 8th, September 26th, or September 27th, this last date was first celebrated in 2006, when the letter G in Google wore a party hat and oversaw that O and O and G and L and E had a nice party on everyone’s screen, complete with cake and candles.
Yesterday’s celebration took as back to the 1990’s. Party like it’s the 1990’s! The Doodle presented Google on an old CRT screen, with the Linux penguin sneaking behind, and maybe taking a closer look at the Lego server or the lava lamp that completed the picture.
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