Betcha didn’t know this, Jennifer Lopez was the inspiration for Google Images.
When Jennifer Lopez wore her infamously bare-it-all gown at the 42nd annual Grammy Awards in 2000, we all knew she was making history we just didn’t know how much.
According to a recent article by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt in Project Syndicate,“that buzzy green dress was the impetus for the tool that now allows us to search the internet through photos rather than just words.”
Schmidt writes, “At the time, it [the dress] was the most popular search query we had ever seen, but we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: JLo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born.”