Happy Birthday Google: 8 today


Can you believe Google is 8 years old today? (or at least, this is its official birthday.) If you’ve not been on the Net for long, you might not remember a world without Google, but back in the nineties, Alta Vista was one of the ruling search engines, and Google was but a twinkle in the eyes of two young entrepreneurs.

Remember the days when Google was just a search engine?

Now look at where we are. We’ve got maps, and word processors, and cash-for-questions researchers, and books, and videos, and shopping, and news, and Blogger, and Picasa, and talk, and translation, and…

It’s been a pretty amazing 8 years – unless you were one of their competitors. They’ve certainly done a lot for the web. Happy birthday Google!

Andy Merrett
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