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.