History A Googley Stroll Down Memory Lane
posted by October 1 at 10:45 AMon
Today Google turns 10, and to celebrate, they’re directing users to their “oldest available index,” which isn’t exactly ten years old—it’s from January 1, 2001—but it’s still a fascinating portal into olden times.
For example, Googling “Sarah Palin” in 2001 brings up nothing on the current VP candidate until page 4, where the Frontiersman expresses it’s gratitude that “Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin has approached city council members about using Wasilla’s bountiful sales-tax revenues to erect” something or other. (The link stubs out.)
Also in 2001, Googling “Chris Crocker” got you a New Zealand music writer and an Austin doctor, but no weeping Britney fans.
Experience the virtual time-traveling pleasures for yourself here.