The foundation of Google, an invention that undoubtedly changed all of our lives, was the result of a chance encounter between founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. In 1995 Brin, then a second-year grad student in computer science, volunteered to be a tour guide for prospective students at Stanford University. Among them was Page.
It’s hard to say it was love at first sight. The two even recalled finding each other obnoxious. "But we say it a little bit jokingly. Obviously we spent a lot of time talking to each other, so there was something there,” Brin told Wired.
months later, Page’s dissertation on the World Wide Web turned into a much
bigger project, involving a prototype search engine, originally named BackRub.
But he needed someone to help him build the system, and so he teamed up with
his former tour guide, who also happened to be a prodigious mathematician. The
rest, as they say, is history.
Clancy's comment: There ya go. Another interesting couple who probably met by chance.
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