Saturday, August 24, 2013

I'm Feeling Lucky - Douglas Edwards

The subtitle of this book is The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 and as that subtitle suggests, is an insider's view of working in the marketing department at Google in its early days. I would have loved a little bit more dirt, which is suggested by the word "Confessions," but that's just the voyeur in me. I probably use Google every day, and have for years, so it was interesting to read about how it came to be and how it grew, why it's such a good search engine (I try others now and again and I'm always disappointed, while I'm generally very pleased with Google's pertinent results), how the Doodles developed, the origin of gmail and even Blogger, etc.

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