No, this isn’t the latest Google Doodle celebrating the anniversary of DOS.
Instead, it’s an imagining of what Google would look like if it was invented circa 1989. The design, by Squirrel-Monkey.com, has been kicking around for a few months, but an Austrian web design firm called Mass:Werk has created an actual working search engine that simulates the experience of “logging on” via a low-powered computer of the time.
The reason for the project remains unclear, but if the firm is simply trying to draw international attention, it has succeeded.
The site is the latest in a mini-trend: “What if X Was Invented in X?” So far we have seen Facebook recast as a 90s AOL competitor and Twitter as a 1980s BBS. (See gallery below.)
What do you think? Is the Reagan-era Google tubular, or grody to the max? Choose (Y/N) in the comments.
1. If Draw Something Were an Old PC Game
Break out those diskettes — it’s time to play Draw Something. This video shows a player guessing what’s being drawn with a catchy chiptune playing in the background of an old PC. Drawsome!
[Via The Next Web]