Thirteen years ago, I was on about to finish my high school and struggling to finish my thesis (or term paper as what we called it those days) and was wishing that someday, there’ll be one tool wherein I can find all the websites that will help me finish this freakin’ report, rather than browsing my mini-pocketbook-like dictionary of websites I bought.
I so hated Google for going live only when I finished my high school.
On September 4, 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin filed for incorporation as Google Inc. — they had received a $100,000 check from an investor made out to Google, Inc., and needed to incorporate that name so they could legally deposit the check.
Prior to the launch, Page and Brin met at Stanford in 1995, and soon decided to launch a search service called BackRub in January 1996. They soon reevaluated the name (and the creepy logo) in favor of Google, a play on the mathematical figure, “googol,” which represents the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes. The name embodied their mission to create an infinite amount of web resources. And that they did.
Since then, Google has become a household name to billions of people worldwide. If you have any questions in mind, “Just Google It”!
It’s not just a happy birthday – Thank you Google for making our lives easier!