victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 28 19:56:52 UTC 2011

If Kasner's story is correct in the other aspect--that Sirotta was
nine, that does not leave a lot of room.

Kasner's and Sirotta's relatives sued Google a few years ago, if
anyone's forgotten already. The claims were confused and ultimately


On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at> wrote:

> As I have posted before on this list, the first known usage of "googol" in print was in Jan. 1938.  So probably Sirotta coined the term before 1938.
> Fred Shapiro

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