Google celebrates its 21st birthday with a retro doodle featuring desktop PC


  • Google is celebrating its 21st birthday with a ‘retro doodle’ — desktop computers from 21 years ago.
  • Google Doodle has been a part of the web giant over the last 21 years and celebrates historic events, inventions and birthdays.
  • Google now operates in 100 languages.
  • The company is one of the Big Four technology giants-- Apple, Facebook and Amazon.
Tech giant Google is celebrating its 21st birthday with a ‘retro doodle.’ The doodle takes us back to the times of desktop computers when the company was formed.

The search engine had started with the aim of making information universally available.

Since inception in 1998, the search engine grew multifold and now operates in 100 languages. It was started by two Stanford students Sergey Brin and Larry Page. They published a paper titled ‘ The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine’ called Google, a large-scale search engine storing database of at least 24 millions pages.
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"We chose our system name, Google, because it is a common spelling of googol, or 10100, and fits well with our goal of building very large-scale search engines," they noted in the paper.

Google Doodles

Google Doodle has been a household name for the last 21 years, as it celebrates historic events, inventions and birthdays. It released the first doodle inspired from the Burning Man Festival in 1998 — and replaced the second ‘o’ of Google in the logo by a figure similar to that of the festival’s logo.
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The idea behind the doodle is to notify users of a server crash. Soon after, the company designed a logo for Bastille Day in 2000. Since then, doodlers have been an essential part of the Google team.

“In the early years, it was a controversial thing to do. If you read any kind of corporate marketing or branding textbook, the one thing they tell you is to make your corporate branding consistent no matter what. But Larry and Sergey said, ‘Why not? We should have fun with this,'” Dennis Hwang, who made the Bastille Day design told TIME.

Google search engine is the most visited website across the world, answering millions of queries. The company is one of the Big Four technology giants, coexisting with Apple, Facebook and Amazon.
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Google honored Apollo 11 software developer Margaret Hamilton with a 1.4 square mile portrait using moonlight and more than 100,000 mirrors
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