Saturday, March 11, 2006

Google - Spell Mistake !!

The Internet search engine Google was named after this number. The original founders were going for 'Googol', but ended up with 'Google' due to a spelling mistake. Lawrence E. Page: "Lucas Pereira: 'You idiots, you spelled "Googol" wrong!' But this was good, because was available and was not. Now most people spell 'Googol' 'Google', so it worked out OK in the end."

  • What is googol:

    A googol is the large number 10100, that is, the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeros. The term was coined in 1938 by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner. Kasner popularized the concept in his book Mathematics and the Imagination.

    A googol is approximately equal to the factorial of 70, and its only prime factors are 2 and 5. In binary it would take up 333 bits.

    The googol is of no particular significance in mathematics, nor does it have any practical uses. Kasner created it to illustrate the difference between an unimaginably large number and infinity, and in this role it is sometimes used in teaching mathematics.

  • googolplex: A googolplex is 1 followed by a googol of zeroes, or ten raised to the power of a googol: 10googol = {10}^{{10}^{100}}
  • See also

Large number
Names of large numbers


At 2:32 PM, Blogger aragorn said...

arre shala!!!... how come u find out these weird things!!!...;P

At 4:36 PM, Blogger dipu_1&only said...

yeah this is google who helps me out in all concerns ! :P

At 1:57 AM, Anonymous Purna Dravid..who else!! said...

Google!!!Yehi hay right choice baby!!dipu bollo site visit kore comments dite..tai jeshob kisui bujhlam na she gulo teo dilam...jate dipu birokto hoye bole " thamle bhalo lage" :D

At 2:33 AM, Blogger dipu_1&only said...

i will never say that Purna !

At 2:34 PM, Blogger t1ernd0g said...

According to my brother, 10 raised to the power of a googolplex is a googolplatypus.

At 2:03 AM, Blogger dipu_1&only said...



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