Google is a play on the word googol, which was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, Mathematics and the Imagination by Kasner and James Newman. It refers to the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. Google’s use of the term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense, seemingly infinite amount of information available on the web.
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What’s next from Google? It’s hard to say. We don’t talk much about what lies ahead, and every year brings new challenges. But come see what we’re talking about or take a peek at some of the ideas our engineers are currently kicking around by watching them at play in the Google Labs. Have fun, and be sure to wear your safety goggles.