On January 1, it was exactly 25 years since the precursor to the internet, ARPANET, switched over to TCP/IP.
Pingdom brought to my attention that Google celebrated by changing their logo. The cablers in the logo read “2008”. But added to that they’ve placed a almost not visible easter egg. It reads SYN SYN/ ACK ACK – a command line part of TCP known as the “three way handshake” to establish a connection. Clicking on that part led to the query “January 1 tcp/ip”.
Google is and has been in the forefront of celebrating holidays and events through the use of their logo. These are some of my favorites:
Find all Google holiday logos here.
Happy Birthday Arpanet / Internet