Google Doodle celebrates the Zip man - Digital Space

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Google Doodle celebrates the Zip man

What would the world be without zips?!


So Google decided to celebrate the inventor of the ubiquitous fastener. The doodle (as seen above) is a zipper that runs down the middle of its homepage. The zip can be pulled (dragged) down to reveal a search result page for Gideon Sundback whose birthday is today. He was born in 1880


According to Guardian.co.uk, "Before Sundback's intervention, the idea for a fastener based on interlocking teeth had circulated among engineers for more than 20 years but no one had perfected it."