What is Google? Where did this word come from? Let’s find it out. Google is named after the ‘googol’ which means ‘one with 100 “0”s’. Such a name reveals the main aim of the Google inventors to gather and work out as much information as possible and provide all users with the most comfortable and adequate search.
It is impossible to talk about Google and never mention the story of its creation. It is known, that in 1938 American mathematician Edward Kasner (1878–1955) was having a walk in the park with his little nephews and was discussing big numbers. While they were talking, they mentioned the number with one hundred “0”. One of the nephews suggested an idea to name it “googol”. In 1940 Edward Kasner together with James Newman wrote popular scientific book “New Names in Mathematics”, in which he told all math fans about the “googol”.
This term doesn’t have any theoretical or practical meaning. It became internationally famous only after the search engine was named after it. It is important to note that “Google” – is a trade mark, while “googol” is a number.
One of the creators of the Google search engine, Larry Page, once said “Google understands what you mean and it gives you exactly what you want!” Every day Google becomes more and more improved so as to provide all Internet users with the perfect search machine. A lot of qualified experts work on Google to make it perfect, while the rest on the Internet market are longing to make more and more money.
Thus, the situation is as following...