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#71597 - 05/30/02 09:00 PM Re: Google-complexity  
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Interesting etymology:

googol: The number 10 raised to the power 100 (10นบบ), written out as the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. ETYMOLOGY: Coined at the age of nine by Milton Sirotta, nephew of Edward Kasner (1878–1955), American mathematician.


In LIU I found, to my surprise, that this is not the same spelling as the name of the search engine. Perhaps the search-engine name used different spelling for copyright reasons. Can anyone advise?

#71598 - 05/31/02 03:57 PM Re: Google. A Quick Question  
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A googol is a one followed by 100 zeros.

A googolplex, though is a 1 followed by 10 to the 100th power zeros. And that's mighty big.

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