Thursday, March 30, 2006

Googal

So ever wondered what Google means. It had its origins from the word Googal . A Googal is a one followed by a hundred zeros. As wikipedia will tell you, a googol is equal to ten duotrigintillion

10 comments:

The Smiling Girl said...

And when the Google founders gave their software to some company, they got the check addressed to Google and not Googal.. and thats how Googal went on to become Google...:)

Bharani_Smith said...

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Ajji said...

I heard the term Googal on Jeopardy this evening.

Dad said...

I am currently reading the "Google" story and it says in the book that when the word "Googal" was suggested they like it but spelt it wrongly as Google, which was available as a domain name. When they found out the correct spelling it was not available as a domain name so they went back to wrong spelling

Dad said...

I am currently reading the "Google" story and it says in the book that when the word "Googal" was suggested they like it but spelt it wrongly as Google, which was available as a domain name. When they found out the correct spelling it was not available as a domain name so they went back to wrong spelling

Dad said...

I am currently reading the "Google" story and it says in the book that when the word "Googal" was suggested they like it but spelt it wrongly as Google, which was available as a domain name. When they found out the correct spelling it was not available as a domain name so they went back to the wrong spelling

Dad said...

I am currently reading the "Google" story and it says in the book that when the word "Googal" was suggested they like it but spelt it wrongly as Google, which was available as a domain name. When they found out the correct spelling it was not available as a domain name so they went back to the wrong spelling

Pratik said...

well we got your point @Dad, having it stressed like four times is a bit too much i guess considering the fact that it has a really low probability of appearing as a question in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire! :)

cheers!

gangadhar said...

"GOOGAL" IS ALSO THE NAME OF A SMALL VILLAGE ON THE LEFT BANK OF KRISHNA RIVER IN RAICHUR DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA, INDIA.LEGENDS STATE THAT IT IS THE PLACE OF 12TH CENTUTY MYSTIC POET ALLAMA WHO'S SPIRITUAL POETRY IS IN KANNADA LANGUAGE.

gangadhar said...

googal is a tiny village on the left bank of krishna river in the raichur district of karnataka india.It is said that the village is the place of kannada mystic poet Allama of 12th century.