Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fun facts: On this date in science history

Larry Page & Sergey Brin
by Graziano Origa (pen & ink)
On August 21st 1973 Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin was born. Sergey is the Russian-American computer scientist who, along with Larry Page, co-founded Google, Inc. in 1998. The name Google was a play on the word googol, the mathematics term for a huge number; one followed by a hundred zeros. This term was used to reflect the company's mission to organize the vast information available on the web. In a relatively short time Google has grown in value and influence; I am sure that few of us could imagine a world without Google search capabilities.