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Google’s Logos Go Retro To Celebrate 30 Years Of The World Wide Web
By Mikelle Leow, 12 Mar 2019
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Without the World Wide Web, you would have to flip through encyclopedias to find answers, or worse—ask a teacher. Such was life before 1989, when there was no World Wide Web, and by association, Google.
The tech giant honors 30 years of the game-changing invention by reimagining its logo in pixelated form.
Not to be confused with the internet, the World Wide Web is a collection of web pages powered by systems like HTML, URLs, and HTTP. The internet, on the other hand, is a network of computers that began in the 1960s.
On 12 March 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal titled ‘Information Management: A Proposal’ to his boss. He had conceptualized a “a large hypertext database with typed links” that could make it easier for his coworkers at CERN, which is a Switzerland-based nuclear physics laboratory, to convey information with one another.
Berners-Lee’s employer responded: “Vague but exciting.”
Today, the “vague but exciting” Web is home to over two million websites, and is arguably a necessity for day-to-day life. Can you imagine never having to send emails or access cat videos easily?
To commemorate this important day, Google has pixelized its wordmark, as well as replaced the yellow ‘o’ in the middle with a computer with a spinning globe on its screen.
Clicking on the Doodle leads you to a search results page with a smaller logo on the left-hand corner, which swaps the yellow ‘o’ for a larger globe.
All this—the logos, search results page, and Google itself—would not have materialized if not for that proposal. How meta.
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[via Times Of India, images via Google]
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