Google Home Page: First Drive In Theater & IPv6 Day

Above is a picture of the Google home page today with a special animated video logo for the first drive in theatre and a text message under the search box to inform people today is the day they switch over to IPv6 protocol.

First Drive In Theater

79 years ago today, R.M. Hollingshead Corporation opened the first drive-in theater in New Jersey on Admiral Wilson Boulevard at the Airport Circle in Pennsauken. This drive in theater fit about 400 car. Since then and for decades after, the drive in theater has become a symbol of American culture. To celebrate this day, Google has an absolutely wonderful animated and detailed Google Doodle.

Here is a video of the logo:

There are some who are very upset that Google (1) has a fun logo on the 68th anniversary of D-Day and (2) does not have some symbol of recognition of the day on their home page.

IPv6 Day

Today Google also has a line under the search box that reads, “The next version of the Internet begins rolling out today. Learn more about IPv6.” Today is the day that major websites and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) permanently enable IPv6 and begin the transition from IPv4.

IPv6 expands the IPv4 interent address base from about 4 billion addresses to amount–340 trillion trillion trillion addresses. It is needed because the internet is running out of addresses and that can cause a serious growth option.

How do you know if you have IPv6? Google has a test at ipv6test.google.com.

Google’s Vint Cerf who was one of the founders on the Internet and joined Google in 2005 has a nice video explanation of this:

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Logos | Google: Other

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  • http://departmentofsearch.com Ryan Rose

    Heaven forbid they remember D-Day.

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