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The secret Google.com-Windows Me connection


One of history's strange little coincidences: On Sept. 14, 2000, Microsoft released Windows Me, probably their worst operating system ever. On Sept. 15, 1997, Larry Page and Sergei Brin registered the Google.com domain name. Did What is it about the Ides of September?

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15 comments
craig.barratt
craig.barratt

I got married on September 13th, nuff said

chris
chris

there is no geek trivia here. Unless MS release another god awful os on the 14 Sept....

ipeters61
ipeters61

My birthday, Sept. 14; Windows ME, Sept. 14

The 'G-Man.'
The 'G-Man.'

always going to be small in the equipment dep then,

jsehlmeyer
jsehlmeyer

For wasting 5 minutes of my life. 2Pac died on Sept. 13th 1996. I wonder if google.com was im memorium.

jdclyde
jdclyde

as they were both good things?

Genera-nation
Genera-nation

They are years apart and only the month is the same. WOW what a coincidence!

tinus.brink
tinus.brink

So there are similarities. So what. Me and my best friend in Primary was born on the same day. coincidence I THINK SO YES!

AstroCreep
AstroCreep

I think that Genera-nation was being sarcastic with his/her response, not litteral, and agreed with you that it was simply just a coincidence and nothing more. ;)

Genera-nation
Genera-nation

Look now - the geek has applied an EDIT (in light of the points) and the spelling is all wrong. "Did What is it about the Ides of September?" Sorry - if you are going to edit while people comment take your BLOG elsewhere I say.

Bill Ward
Bill Ward

Windows ME is Windows MILLENIUM Edition; that made it's target 2000, and according to your own Wikipedia link, it came out September 14, 2000, not 1997.

Warinpiece
Warinpiece

Um Bill, you better get your glasses rechecked. He said. . .Sept. 14, 2000 for ME, and Sept. 15, 1997 for the Google reigistration. He didn't say 1997 for ME. Geeez, some people.

AstroCreep
AstroCreep

If you look at the dates, Bill's response was 4 days before ours; the ogirinal article might have had a mistake in it and could have been fixed since then. I don't know myself, I just wanted to mention it. :)

jdclyde
jdclyde

just to make you feel good, and to see if anyone is actually paying attention to him! B-)