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Monday, September 06, 2004
In The Beginning, There Was... Backrub?

As a follow-up to the last post, here's a look at Google as it was, back in 1998. 25 million pages, the entire Google system fitting around a single desk, the "Backrub" crawler, Lego servers, and this questionable practice:
When no documents match your query, the system will return 20000 random web pages.

And you can even dig and find Google founder and now billionaire Sergey Brin in drag.
(all via Simon Willison's Weblog)

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