The "favicon.ico" file on a web server is the small image used by most web browsers to represent the site in your bookmarks listings. This is a "standard" begun by Microsoft with Internet Explorer and adopted by others because it's easier and saner than coming up with yet another standard as Apple has done with the iPhone.

Anyway, when did Google's icon change from an uppercase blue G in a multicolored square to this lowercase blue g all by itself: ? I just noticed today.

2008.05.30 at 5:00pm EDT