Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ironical Timelines

A Search Engine, a free Webmail, a web browser, an operating system, and a programming language. This seems to be the history of Google: Google Search (1997) < Gmail (2004) < Chrome (2008) < Chrome OS (2009) < Go (2009). Ironically, this is also the reverse Chronology for Microsoft: MSN Search (1998) > HoTMaiL (1996) > Internet Explorer (1995) > Windows (1985) > BASIC (1975).

3 comments:

kashyap said...

Great observation!

Ravi Bharihoke said...

Good one...

- Ravi B

Theo Nes Olo said...

Yeah, it seems some people do things top down, and others from the bottom up.

However the philosophical question is, which one started at the top and which one started at the bottom.