Google is paying homage to a device that has no place in the digital world: the hole punch!
The history of the hole puncher goes back to 1886 and Friedrich Soennecken, a German inventor who is also responsible for thinking up ring binder. And despite being created more than a century ago, the design of the hole punch hasn’t changed too much, in that it involves a lever capable of punching through a thick stack of paper.
It doesn’t matter that we have made a big leap into the digital age, this device is still widely used and it will continue to be relevant till paper exists in the market.
That been said, this is a cute homage.