PPC Blog has pulled together this rather fine infographic. Obviously even at this complexity, it’s a seriously simplified version. Who’s not to say that even a geek might learn something from it.
What the diagram perhaps doesn’t immediately convey is the incredible speed that Google manages to do all of this – possibly the greatest feat of software engineering to date?
Free Attacat mug for anybody who provides a good critique of the diagram in the comments.
Infographic by PPC Blog