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Google Was Not the First Chosen Name

The word Google as a sign. Google Was Not the First Chosen Name by Nancy Blackman. fun fact, short story, ISO, internet search engine, computers
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Like many start-ups of the ’90s, it began in a garage or university. That is the same for one of the internet search engines. Apparently, two guys, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University and built a search engine. Can you say smarty pants? They called it Backrub. Yup. It was a nod to the number of “back links,”…




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Nancy Blackman

Nancy Blackman

6X Top Writer. Editor: The Shortform, MIDFORM, CRY Magazine. Owner: Refresh the Soul. Published in “Mixed Korean: Our Stories.”

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