Google is turning 19 and we wanted to celebrate the world’s most popular search engine by showing off some of Alphabet’s family photos. We hopped in the Wayback Machine and took a look at Google.com from its birth to today.
The company was founded in 1998, and even though Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” was atop the Billboard charts, there wasn’t much to see:
Nope, we didn’t whip this up in Microsoft Paint, this is the earliest screen shot of Google.com on web.archive.org that we could find.
The first real version of Google.com came later, and a new age of text-based-search dawned upon a population that would soon turn a silly [...]