Subject: Re: Googol
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 11:33:35 -0500
I will admit that I have no sources for what I am about to say. However, I read in some article that a mathematician found 10^100 useful to his work and wanted to give it a common name. He jokingly asked his one year-old child who replied by saying "googoo". The mathematician took his child's suggestion and called the number a googol.