Google kommt von Guglhupf

Der Wiener Mathematiker Karl Sigmund hat einen, zumindest subliminalen, Beitrag zum Namen „Google“ geleistet.

When the Brin family first came to Vienna from Russia, Sergei Brin was 3-years old. The family stayed with us at our apartment for some time. His father, a friend and colleague, is the mathematician Michael Brin […] The first thing we offered the Brins when they entered our home was a „Guglhupf „, the famous Austrian dessert… which greatly impressed the young Sergei. But I bet he does not remember. Officially, Google comes from googol — a very large number — and the real reason for the name is lost in oblivion.

Sinnloses Wissen? Ja.

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