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For a special treat: Search Google Images for Atari Breakout

Google Images / Atari Breakout

In need of a little video arcade action from the past? Head over to Google Images and take a break from your routine.

Apparently it’s the 37th birthday of the classic Atari game Breakout, and if you type “Atari Breakout” as a Google image search query, you can play the 1970s/1980s brick game right inside your browser.

Who knew dot-com started back in the 1980’s?

Yes, it was 25 years ago — March 15, 1985 that the first dot-com domain name Symbolics.com appeared on the Internet, bringing in the commercial age of the World Wide Web. Dot-com (or .com) is derived from commercial, indicating its original intended purpose for networks of general commercial character.

The dot-com domain was one of the original top-level domains (TLDs) in the Internet when the Domain Name System was implemented in January 1985, the others being edu, gov, mil, net, and org. It has grown into the largest top-level domain. Today the Internet has grown to more than 80 million dot-com domain names, according to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF).

Who would have known that something created back in the 80’s would be so popular today and used by millions everyday?!