Google60: Project Asks 'What If Google Existed In The 1960s?'

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What if Google existed in the 1960s?

That's the question posed by Google60, a new web project and installation which recreates the search engine as a punch cards and typewriter invention from the past, and the future, at once.

It's a remarkable little tool. Type in your search on punch cards and watch as the typewriter labouriously prints out the answer.

You can even search for news and images - which are rendered as little matrices of dots and stars.

It's been created by designer Norbert Landsteiner, who said that many of the sounds used for the new tool were based on actual equipment, like the IBM 129 Keypunch.

Landsteiner was also responsible for the recent Google BBS project, which imagined the search engine as an 80s-style bulletin board.

Take a look here.

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