Well , we use google daily to search almost anything be it related to studies , news , religion etc… oops i forgot one thing ..!!!!
So returning back to the topic .. the name “google” . How was it coined ???
Well, there are millions of stories about it …The one common thing all stories have is the word “googol” .
Its a number equal to 10 ^100 . i.e 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000
ts official English number name is ten duotrigintillion on the short scale, ten thousand sexdecillion on the long scale, or ten sexdecilliard on the Peletier long scale.
The term was coined in 1938 by Milton Sirotta (1929–1980), nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner. Kasner popularized the concept in his book Mathematics and the Imagination (1940).
Now , the GOOGLE
Larry and Sean decided something that related to the indexing of an immense amount of data .Sean verbally suggested the word “googolplex,” and Larry responded verbally with the shortened form, “googol” (both words refer to specific large numbers) .
There’s a story that Larry Page and Sergey Brin needed some sponsorship , so they approached many people .One businessman named Andy Bechtolsheim ,co-founder of Sun Microsystems,gave US$100,000 check by , but in the favour of Google . So they decided to change the name to Google because the cheque was made and it was tiresome to change the payee name.
When they thought the name ,
Sean executed a search of the Internet domain name registry database to see if the newly suggested name was still available for registration and use.He made the mistake of searching for the name spelled as “google.com,” which he found to be available. Larry liked the name, and within hours he took the step of registering the name “google.com” for himself and Sergey (the domain name registration record dates from September 15, 1997).
PS : If you find any more stories , pls post them as comments .