10 interesting facts that you did not know about Google. Part one

Original author: amy-mae-elliot
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Prolog from the translator

Hello Dear Khabrovchians, I want to introduce you to the first part of an article that tells about little-known pages of the history of Google, the second part will include the remaining 7 facts. My explanatory remarks will appear in the text, and be accompanied by the characters "//".


imageGoogle is not a traditional company. And we are not going to become one. Thus began the “letter from the founders” signed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in the company’s registration papers in 2004. Despite the ever-increasing commercial success since that time, Brin and Page kept their word.

Google is an unconventional company that is of great importance in our online
life. This is admirable for many, including us, but what
really happens on Googleplex. And what interesting “facts” and information can be found in the relatively short history of the company?
// Googleplex - Google’s headquarters located in Silicon Valley.

In this article, we present you 10 fun facts about Google so that you can satisfy your curiosity and escape from the worries of everyday life.

1. First Google Doodle

The changing “Doodles” logos on the Google homepage are well known to everyone. According to them, millions of people will learn about this or that event, anniversary. But did you know that the very first Doodle was conceived as a kind of message, “we are not in the office”

In 1998, Brin and Page took a weekend to go to the “Burning Man” festival in Nevada. The image of the person in the logo design was made by the guys and added to the main page so that their users knew that the guys left the office and could not fix technical problems and problems on the server.

2. The first Google server was made from LEGO

The first Google server was made from Lego when it was still just a research project known as “BackRub”. Stanford , currently, has been demonstrating the first Google servers since 1996. They were based on “enormous” 40 Gigabyte hard drives (the volume is smaller than that of a modern iPod), which stacked like Lego bricks.

Legend has it that the reason for the Lego-like construction was that the Google guys needed to easily expand the system and place 10 4 Gigabyte hard drives cheaply, and the Lego method was well
suited for this purpose. It is said that each of the primary colors of the bricks used there, each shade, formed the basis of the Google logo design, but we think this is just a coincidence.

3. The first Google Tweet.

The first Google tweet in the company's history , a message sent in January 2009, reads: "I 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010."

For those who do not own a binary code, a hint is a well-known phrase on the company's home page. Guessed? Yes, she says: "I'm lucky."

// PS I skipped the second paragraph of the original article, it will go into the second part of the translation. Thanks for attention.

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