Google’s beginnings start in Room 380 of the Gates building on the Stanford campus. It was there that founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page (described as ‘nice guys’) aimed to find relevant information, by rapidly downloading, indexing, and searching the entire Internet using low-cost personal computers. It was 1998, and they had their eyes on out-searching Altavista.
The New Yorker soon described Google as “the search engine of the digital in-crowd.” And then Time Digital stated that the search engine “was to its competitors what a laser is to a blunt stick.”
In just over two decades Google: became a verb, became the biggest search engine on the planet, developed tons of pervasive products, joined forces with China and adopted their communist ways, and morphed into a drug company.