Google’s 2001 index

Google have dusted off dusted off a vintage search index from 2001 and taken it for a spin.

The net was very different in ’01… “iPod” did not refer to a music player, “youtube” was nonsense, and if you were looking for “Michael Phelps,” chances are you meant the scientist, not the swimmer. “Wikipedia” was brand new.

Google had had so much fun searching that they put this old index online for everyone to play with.

You can try it at Google’s 2001 index.

Read more here: Official Google Blog: 2001: A search odyssey