Iconic Jennifer Lopez dress and the creation of Google Image Search (Photos)

Singer Jennifer Lopez poses backstage at the 42nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Singer Jennifer Lopez poses backstage at the 42nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Jennifer Lopez, perhaps the evening's most-talked-about celebrity with a gown cut in a loose V that left little to the imagination, appears on-stage during the 42nd Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian).
Jennifer Lopez, perhaps the evening’s most-talked-about celebrity with a gown cut in a loose V that left little to the imagination, appears on-stage during the 42nd Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian).

Sean "Puffy" Combs and singer Jennifer Lopez pose backstage at the 42nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Sean “Puffy” Combs and singer Jennifer Lopez pose backstage at the 42nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

David Duchovny and Jennifer Lopez present an award during the 42nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
David Duchovny and Jennifer Lopez present an award during the 42nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

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Singer Jennifer Lopez poses backstage at the 42nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Jennifer Lopez, perhaps the evening's most-talked-about celebrity with a gown cut in a loose V that left little to the imagination, appears on-stage during the 42nd Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian).
Sean "Puffy" Combs and singer Jennifer Lopez pose backstage at the 42nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
David Duchovny and Jennifer Lopez present an award during the 42nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

WASHINGTON — It has been 15 years since Jennifer Lopez donned that revealing Versace dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards, catching the world’s attention. Now, we know it was that dress that helped inspire the creation of Google Image Search.

Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, explained the back-story in a blog post, saying that people wanted to find more than just text, particularly after that green dress made its debut.

“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: J­Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born,” Schmidt wrote.

Before that development, Schmidt said searches would turn up text and blue links rather than images.

h/t: Business Insider

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