Most people don't realize that Google started in the search business many years ago, even before the Internet. Here now, is an early article on how Google does its magic:
Yes, this is just some bullshit that I made up. As usual.
So I wanted to make a Steampunk version of Google, you know, with an ornate metal mail slot that said Google, on the front of a wooden door with metal gears and stuff visible behind. Maybe some large metal tubes. And then a messenger appears with a parchment sheet full of handwritten search results.
But I couldn't find the images I wanted and I got lazy and gave up. (This Googol image was originally posted here.)
And then I found a different set of images and made something else. Not Steampunk, but still funny (to me).
So this is my fake historical Google news article. Stolen from here. Yes, I am a thieving bastard.