According to the textbook, the surface area of the curve y=1/x for x>=1, rotated around x-axis is infinite.

According to my calculations it is finite. I suspect I have a mistake, but I cannot find it. Please help:

Surface area is:

Here we have a=1, b=\infty, and f(x)=1/x

Since one of the bounds is infinity, we have an improper integral and have to do it with a limit:

Looking at the description of Gabriel's Horn in Wikipedia, I see that they used for the surface a function:

Why is that? How did they manage to convert

into 1?