ADS-L Digest - 20 Dec 2002 to 21 Dec 2002 (#2002-330)
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> Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 11:18:57 -0500
> From: George Thompson <george.thompson at NYU.EDU>
> Subject: Re: Pronunciation of "googol"
> The name Google may be derived from a mathematical term, but it seems
> likely that it and its pronunciation was influenced by the fact that
> several of its predecessors among web browsers were named after
> cartoon characters. I recall Archie, which was followed (? if I
> remember) by Veronica.
I believe Archie and Veronica (and Jughead) preceded the web.
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