According to the generally accepted history of Google, the company’s name originated from a common misspelling of the word “googol“, which refers to 10100.
But, for folks who spend their nights worrying whether Google is evil, you might want to explore the possibility that its name comes from the horrid monster depicted in V. C. Vickers’s 1913 children’s tale, “The Google Book“.
Don’t worry, I’m not scaring my daughter with tales of Googles and Yahoos.
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