What happens when you type google.com into your browser and hit enter

This repository is an attempt to answer the age old interview question “What happens when you type google.com into your browser and press enter?”

Except instead of the usual story, we’re going to try to answer this question in as much detail as possible. No skipping out on anything.

When they say “in as much detail as possible”, they really mean it, starting from what happens with the keyboard circuitry when you press enter. Pretty astounding stuff when you think about it. (via the venerable kottke.org)