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  • And he gives it two thumbs up.
    He describes working there in great detail: []

    It can't hurt to try it for a while?
    • Maybe it is the corporate drone in me but some of the stuff I have heard from/about google make it sound a lot like a cult. Then again maybe being in a great cult isn't a bad thing.
      • Yeah. What I hear is that people working at Google report that they love it. I also hear that people who know people working at Google report that once at Google, people practically disappear from everywhere else, and their contributions to anything outside of work and participation in communities dwindles to nearly zero. Sounds much like a cult, indeed.

        • Hiya Aristotle,

          On the subject of vanishing and cultlikeness, I can't help thinking of Microsoft (perhaps not a polite comparison but unavoidable), where employees are so gung-ho on their own products they're oblivious to the outside world. At the 2000 Comdex, I struck up a conversation with a Microsoft goon who reportedly worked on Terminal Server/Remote Desktop. He tried, at length, to translate a description of what it does into something a stupid Unix user could understand, oblivious to X being network transparent (and oblivious to the existance of this concise term). It seems like working on a version of something, you'd want to know about prior art, but apparently, feeling smart and surrounded by smart people, history and the outside world matters less. I don't remember the reference, but I've read about this gravity-radiated-from-large-tech-centers before and I can't decide if it's appauling or merely understandable.

          I hate threaded comments, by the way. Why can't I just go to the end? Sigh... oh well. Thanks for your reply =)