Google Doodle celebrates firms 14th Birthday

Posted on Sep 27 2012 - 6:13am by Richard Sharp

If you had go guess how old Google was, what would you say? Would you be surprised to learn that the search giant, as of today, has been organising the World Wide Web for 14 years? This momentous occasion has been marked with a splendiferous Google Doodle.

The Doodle depicts a birthday cake with 14 candles upon it. The doodle then rearranges itself after being munched away so all fourteen are displayed below in a neat little tally. As with other Doodles the famous letters of the Google logo are used; this time in cake crumb form.

Google 14th birthday doodle

The official birthday of the worlds leading search engine has been the source of much debate over the years. Many purists believe it should be 3rd September, which marks the time owners Sergey Brin and Larry Page first registered their company. They prefer the 27th though, a date which marks the time their first search engine went live.

Every time you blow out your birthday candles you’re supposed to make a wish, Sergey Brin once explained Googles wish, “I would like to see anyone be able to achieve their dreams, and that’s what this organization does”.

What do you make of Google’s achievements so far, has Sergey’s wish come true? Moreover what do you think of today’s Google Doodle?

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