Sunday, October 31, 2010

What is the meaning of google ?

Googol is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, “Mathematics and the Imagination” by Kasner and James Newman. Google’s play on the term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.”


is indeed derived from Googol

Yes, that is 100 zeros!

Google is the most popular search engine on the planet, so much so that its name has become a verb. (As in, “to google.”) The term “google” was originally “googol,” a term meaning the number “1” followed by 100 zeroes, created by prominent mathematician Edward Kasner. It was meant to represent “a really, really big number,” which is the amount of information Google is supposed to be able access.

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