What's your Google Number?
Let's experiment a bit :
Grady Booch gets 27'000 .
[Jesus Christ](http://www.google.ch/search?q=%22Jesus Christ%22) gets 3,820,000 .
[the Beatles](http://www.google.ch/search?q=%22the Beatles%22) gets 1,300,000. So according to Google they're indeed less popular than Jesus Christ.
Jerry Pournelle gets 27'300.
Bertrand Meyer gets 25,800 .
Linus Torvalds gets 627,000. Wow.
Pekka Himanen gets 6,990.
William Gibson gets 240'000.
Tim Berners-Lee gets 92,700. Well-deserved.
C-F Ramuz gets 3'560. Not bad for a Swiss french author who's been dead since 1947.
Yours truly gets 4,210.
So there's certainly a pattern here, but I wouldn't go too far with this. This is statistics after all.