THE NUMBER 1 WITH THE 100 ZEROS!
is a play on words with the word googol, which was created by
Milton Sirrota, nephew of the mathematician
Edward Kasner, and it was first mentioned in the book "Mathematics
and the Imagination" of Kasner & James Newman. It means
the number 1, which is followed by 100 zeros. The use of google
symbolizes the vision and the intention of the company to organise
the, in appearance, unlimited information that we can find in internet.
history of internet
Google! The number 1 with the 100 zeros!
The founders of google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, strong personalities
and passionate with the PCs, disagreed strongly the first time
they met, in 1995. Students in computer science, in a meeting-touring
in the university of Stanford, were disagreeing in everything
until they found a common way of thinking of how should be treated
the issue of the drawing of the information that are relevant
between them, from a huge data base. Because of the luck of money,
they tried to create a network of computers with cheap computers
since Larry could fix machines (of course he had a bad reputation
after a repairing of a printer by using Lego).
Their search, for possible rented computers from anywhere in
the campus in order to expand their network, was very often.
A year later, the fame concerning the new technology of searching
that they were using, started to be spread.
In 1998, they were continuing to make better their technology,
which became the heart of google and they were searching for
potential colleagues, although they had not thought yet to
create a business for their technology.
Among the persons who talked to, was David Filo, a friend and
also one of the co-founders of Yahoo. He encouraged them, said
to them to inform him as soon as they would develop their idea
and he advised them to establish their company with the search
engine. But it was not everything positive, the president of
a big portal told them that “as long as we are in the 80%
of competition, we are fine and the users of Internet are not
interested in search engines”. Having failed in winning
the interest of the big portals, they decided to make everything
by themselves. First of all they started to search for cash,
in order to pay their credit cards that have been driven to the
limit, because of a buying of a terabyte memory for their network.
That was and the time that they talked to Andy Bechtolsheim,
one of the founders of the Sun microsystems but their talk was
very short and they hardly explained to him their ideas. Bechtolsheim
was a man that could see far but he was in a hurry and told them “Instead
of your trying to explain me your project, isn’t it better
to give you a check of 100000 dollars? ”. And he gave it
to them. But the company google hasn’t been founded yet
and they couldn’t take the money and the check was waiting
in the drawer for weeks. After strong requests in friends and
relatives, they managed to gather one million dollars and in
September of 1998 the company google was an official event. And
this was the company, which in short time turned over everything
concerning the technology of search engines.
support the idea of the internet being free for everyone
and at high speed. The cost can thus be covered by the
countries and companies active within its trading sector.