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How Google Got Its Name From the USA Parliament
Joogle; "How Google Got Its Name"

By James Ogle [One]

Google's founder Sergie Brin joined my conversation in 1997 and here's how the conversation started:

Prior to First Tuesday, November 1992:
The United Coalition's campaign for Santa Cruz City Council was first promoted in Usenet 1992 where the campaign info. posted by Cameron Kashani.

The conversation was still going on with the following essay post:


A week before the USA Parliament Elected Harry Browne #1:

Sergie Brin, founding programmer of Google (search engine was then named "Backrub.com"),
joined the conversation* and Brin asked; "what is a joogle?".

Someone replied;

"I don't know what a joogle is but a google is a number".

A week later in October of 1997 Sergey Brin returned to the same conversation thread and posted an announcement that he had named his search engine program "google.com".

He had misspelled the number googol.

He invited everyone to come try it out.

A few years later the people at Google deleted most original history of how they found their name, when they made the name change from www.backrub.com to www.google.com, which was posted on James Ogle's conversation thread in October of 1997.

After the name change and their financial success improved, Google bought DejaNews,
deleted the original posting perimeters of Usenet and re-named it
Google Groups.
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The founder of Google Inc., Sergey Brin, was a student at Stanford University in 1997 and he had designed a search engine program which he had named "Backrub.com".

Sergey Brin was trying to sell his program so he could become successful but he was having trouble. He was unsure how to succeed.

Using his search engine he discovered the virtual USA Parliament's ball of activity of three years in Usenet that James Orlando Ogle had started.

James Ogle started the USA Parliament in 1995 after he ran for Governor of California as a member of the Green Party in 1994.

James Ogle's platform was promotion of of state voting reform through pure proportional representation (PPR). Ogle had started the very active conversation about the USA Parliament which was initially a unity between the Green and Environmentalist Parties and which evolved into 125 candidates for president from 25 different political parties and independents by 1995.

Ralph Nader was one of many candidates who agreed to be on the USA Parliament's ballot in 1995.

The USA Parliament was in its third year when the name change by Sergey Brin from Backrub.com to Google.com took place in October of 1997.

Because of that moment in time, since the idea was triggered by Ogle's logo joogle, Brin was able to adopt the word, since the site googol.com had already been reserved by another person at that time, and before in October 1997 when google.com was registered.

James Ogle is an artist. Artists were unique in Usenet which was like a worldwide email and chat room where computer programmers could chat by texting messages. Each "newsgroup" was named for the particular subject in the chat. One newsgroup where James Ogle would post was named alt.politics.elections.

James Ogle was living in Monterey in 1997 when Sergey Brin and Larry Paige were at Stanford when this story takes place.

Monterey California is a short 2 hour drive south of Palo Alto California where Stanford University is located.

James Ogle was a Director at the Monterey California's "Art & Jazz Studios Over the Row" where poetry, art and jazz were featured.

James Ogle also published an online magazine called "The Parliamentarian".

The non-profit art and jazz business had a multicolored logo which James Ogle made from a light box with different colored theater gels behind each letter. The sign hung in the window of the jazz studios overlooking Cannery Row, Monterey California.

Brin said his logo was voted on but someone could have traveled to Monterey to see Ogle's jazz and art business.

Back then if someone posted a message in Usenet and no one responded, then that message was considered boring. So since James Ogle's comment thread had been going for three years by that time (June 12, 1994 to present), that was considered a phenomena.

Sergey Brin was looking for the "juice".

That juice was an ongoing three-year conversation about pure proportional representation, a ball of activity which could not, and still cannot, be stopped.

Google Inc. writes advertising sales to compliment the search engine program.

At that time Prime Minister Igor Chodov [Libertarian], a Russian computer scientist, and Secretary James Ogle [Free Parliamentary] were helping Sergey Brin with his project.

A few weeks after Sergey Brin had registered the name google.com to start the new search engine site, he directed all search traffic about proportional representation away from the www.USParliament.org site, and away from James Ogle's name, because one of the USA Parliament's political opponents, Cameron Spitzer owner of www.greens.org, had emailed him a request to do that to which he happily complied.

Cameron Spitzer, a very mean person who perpetually bullied James Ogle, Spitzer posted a message in the Usenet newsgroup saying that he asked Brin to direct search engine traffic away from the USParliament.org site shortly after the domain google.com was registered in October of 1997.

Here is an early post that James Ogle made in Usenet about pure proportional representation in 1994 shortly after his run for Governor of California when he was on the ballot to promote state voting reform through pure proportional representation:

Click below which was a post in Usenet before Google Inc. bought Usenet and changed name to Google Groups:

Notice the email addresses joogle@cruzio.com and joogle@netcom.com.

Google Inc. later bought the usenet entity named DejaNews (in 1999?) and their programmers have deleted many parts of the original conversations. Notice how the complete spelling of joogle has been altered by Google Groups programmers so that it's very difficult to read.

There are plenty of people who are still around who can confirm these facts.

The man whose personal logo inspired the naming of a multi-billion dollar gateway had filed to run for President in 1996: http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/list3.shtml

The domain google.com was registered in October 1997.
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April 1st, 1995 the Libertarian Won
By James Ogle [One]

Article From March 1995 Not Deleted by Google Groups

One 3/22/95, James Ogle wrote:

Browne Way Ahead, Chomsky Second, Two In Third.

With voting still open until April 1st, I would like to post the results with the first 50 votes in. Libertarian Harry Browne has jumped out in front of the pack with nine votes. Chompsky is second with five votes. NOTA and Bogatirev are tied for third with four votes. Many of the choices were eliminated with 17 ranked ballots. The mock election will continue until April 1st. Therefore, I will continue taking ballots until March 31st at 11:59 pm.

How Google Got Its Name
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