When saying ‘google’ I’m talking NIL about this…
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And ALL about this:
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I was thinking today of how this company name has come into our vocabulary in the strong prominence that it has, so frequently, that at any mention of a query or question, we immediately drop the phrase “I’ll google it.”
But, where did Google, get its name?
Turns out, it was a typo. Can you believe it? Google was never meant to be Google…
… it was meant to be googol.
Googol, to be clear, is a mathematical term that means 10 to the power of 100; in other words, that is the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes.
This name for the search engine was meant to represent the breadth and depth of the searches possible for the new web site.
But alas, a misspelling occured. In typing in domain names for googol, Google happened instead.
They liked it.
They went with it.
(And yes I ‘googled’ that). 😂