The Unquiet Library would like to wish Google a Happy 9th birthday! According to the Google corporate website, 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.
There is no doubt that Google has changed the landscape of how we navigate and search the World Wide Web. While Google has been criticized for some its initatives, such as Google Scholar, it has also been praised for innovations such as Google Earth. Google is now ingrained as part of our popular culture—who hasn’t “Googled” themselves or someone they know? For more info on happenings and news, visit Google’s very own blog at http://googleblog.blogspot.com/.