Given the ubiquity of Google, it’s hard to imagine a time when users couldn’t just mosey over to the minimalist search engine and find everything they need. Or, for that matter, rely on any of the dozens of products — like Google Maps — that seem to make everyday life possible. This retrospective released today by Google recounts the humble origins of the search engine, and the process by which it became the pillar of the modern Internet. All that, in only six minutes.
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