Google turns 17, celebrates with Doodle reflecting its legacy

Marking its 17th birthday, Google (GOOGL) goes back to its early days, celebrating the occasion with a commemorative doodle giving a glimpse of the 1990s. The retro, plastic PC and 1988’s “Google!” logo in the doodle displays the home screen of Google, alongside Linux penguin and lava lamp.

Google Doodle celebrates the search engine giant’s 17th birthday on September 27, but the date has varied over the years.

Google celebrates 17th Birthday with a Retro Google Doodle

Apart from the above, you can find two helium-filled balloons to celebrate the festive occasion. That said, it seems the tech giant is suffering from Amnesia. It didn’t really know when it was formed.

Since 2006, Google has celebrated its birthday on September 27, but the year before that had it on September 26.

Besides, in the year 2004, six years after its origin, Doodle went online on September 7 while, in the year before that, it was September 8. This September, Google introduced a change with a brand new logo.

A statement on Google Blogspot reads, “In the world of computer programming, 17 is widely considered the least random number. To assume we made it this far without a little luck, though, would be like assuming lava lamps, turtlenecks, and servers held together by building blocks are harbingers of success. For our 17th birthday, we offer a glimpse into our humble beginnings, when branded hockey jerseys were cool, and Savage Garden had a number-one single.”

I don’t know about others but the search engine has surely changed my life in many ways. For instance, users have to bother no longer about remembering hard-to-spell words. Simply switch to Google in such moment of crisis and it will oblige you with the right spelling.

17 years back Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin set out on a mission of organizing seemingly infinite information on a single web page giving birth to

It was registered as a domain on September 15th, 1997. Since then, it has come a long way and changed the lives of its users around the world.

While many would confess that Google has made us extremely lazy and dumber in the process, it has also made us smarter by having at hand a device that can open treasure trove of knowledge, at a command.