It occurred to me this morning that Google had an obvious reason for naming their language Go. It's the first two letters of the company's name. TIL Francis McCabe invented Go! a decade earlier. And that he asked Google to change the name.
And another thing. As I mentioned elsewhere , Go is a useless name for Googling. That is most ironic. But so is C. And TIL Ken Thompson (UNIX) was co-inventor of Go. At least golang is a unique search term, unlike clang . Goo wouldn't be much better, but it would be more fun to talk about.
 http://j.mp/1mnUFS9 (medium.com)
 "How to Properly Google for C" (programmers.stackexchange.com) http://j.mp/2cb8DaH