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February 24, 2022

Larry Page’s Business Card, ca. 1998

Here’s Google co-founder Larry Page’s business card from 1998:

The card surfaced on a Reddit thread as a response to the question, “What’s the most expensive mistake you’ve made at work?” A Reddit user, Zestyping, that posted this card replied:
“I met both Carl Page and Larry Page at a party hosted by a Stanford friend of mine in 1998. Carl gave me his card for eGroups and said “we’re hiring”. Larry gave me his card for Google—a flimsy bit of paper obviously printed by bubble jet—and said “we’re hiring”. I said, “Nah, who needs another search engine?” and went to graduate school. I still have the card.”
While in the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University, Larry met Sergey Brin, and together they developed and ran Google, which began operating in 1998. Larry went on leave from Stanford after earning his master’s degree. He was Google’s first CEO.


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