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News.samba.org: The Low Point: In Search of Google

Jan 20, 2007, 05:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Since I've started working at home I don't get out to see people much, so an invitation to lunch at Google is always welcome. I know quite a few people there, as Google has sucked up much of the free-floating talent in the valley, and that includes many ex-colleagues from places like VA Linux and Silicon Graphics (SGI). Going to lunch at Google is always a strange experience for me, as the center of the Google campus is one of SGI's old buildings at Shoreline in Mountain View. As I walk across the courtyard I see the ghosts of old Friday afternoon SGI beer and barbecue parties where Google's volleyball court now stands. There are five on-campus restaurants each with its own five-star chef. The food of course is free.

"No one could accuse Google of being parsimonious with their employees..."

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