Remember J.Lo’s infamous Versace gown at the 42nd annual GRAMMY Awards in 2000? You know, the emerald-green number that plunged to her navel? Of course you do. Well, according to Google, that daring dress made history in more ways than one.
In a recent article, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt wrote, “At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J.Lo wearing that dress.”
So next time you’re surfing Google for memes (read: procrastinating), take a moment to thank Jenny from the Block. Without her affinity for fashion risks, we might not have this technological luxury.
By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer
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