September 27

Google’s 10th birthday

I went to google today to be greeted by their new sketch indicating that it is their 10th Birthday.

Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love Google. I’ve read everything I can find on them, and have even written a paper titled “Google: an exemplar of businesses using strategies encouraging workplace innovation while maintainting profitability”

Remember when there was no Google? Using human edited Directories to find information on the web, or having to know a URL? This morning I needed someone’s email address, and I actually just Googled their first name, their workplace and email address and I found their address this way.

Whenever I look for a new piece of software now, I check out Google products first. This has paid off in the classroom, in the use of Google Docs and Spreadsheets, Lively, Google Sketch up, and many others.

Check out Google Labs for a wide range of new stuff that they are developing.