Google celebrates the 25th birthday of Internet

On January 1, it was exactly 25 years since the precursor to the internet, ARPANET, switched over to TCP/IP.

Google celebrates the internet

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:

Google logo favorites

Find all Google holiday logos here.

Happy Birthday Arpanet / Internet

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