Friday, February 03, 2006

A piece of cake, primula, googol

A slice of cherry cake and a nice cup of tea.

A primula in the front garden has bloomed; there are two meagre blossoms but they offer a pleasing contrast to the uniformly grey sky and cold, damp air.

With all this fuss about Google, I refresh my memory about the origin of the name. It is a mis- spelling of "googol" which describes the number 10 to the power of 100 ie 1 followed by 100 zeros.

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