On September 27, the search engine did not forget about itself. After all, this is the date that Google Inc. is now considered to be its birthday. So now it has turned 23 years old.
It is said that one chance encounter can change a whole life. Such was the case with Google. A chance meeting between two computer scientists changed the course of the Internet and the lives of millions of people.
In 1997, Sergey Brin, a graduate student at Stanford University, had to show Larry Page around the campus. For Brin, it was a casual assignment of simple duty. For Page, it was one of the stages of choosing a graduate school.
The following year, the two – now known as Google co-founders – built a search engine together in their dorm rooms and developed its first prototype.
In 1998, Google Inc. was officially born. Now, 23 years later, Google analyzes billions of search queries every day in more than 150 languages around the world.
This is interesting: Until 2005, Google celebrated its birthday on September 7, and then changed the date “to coincide with the date it announced the record number of pages indexed by the search engine”.
A lot has changed since the early days of Google. From its first server, housed in a wardrobe and built from toy blocks, to servers in more than 20 data centres around the world.
A lot has changed. But the mission is still the same – to make information accessible to all.