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Old 01-29-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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LXer: Google Open Source Program Manager Chris DiBona: Best of Both Worlds


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In 1996, two Stanford University students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, created a unique search engine called "BackRub" that ran on the school's server. After one year, BackRub's bandwidth outgrew the university's needs. Its creators rebranded BackRub into Google, a respelled reference to "googol." It is a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros.

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