Friday, February 01, 2008

peanut gallery

At an internal tech talk, I'm standing in the back of the room with my Googler friend JA. We're listening to a presentation about some infrastructure.

Me: Wow, this is really cool. This is amazing. I can't wait to use this.

JA: Yeah. How much do you think XX [the speaker] contributes to Google?

Me: He's like the G that makes up Google.

... Later, the speaker finished, and a second speaker went to the podium.

Speaker #2: I'm going to talk about project Y. First, an overview of how Google search works. [shows slide with blob of "The Web" connected to "crawler" and then "indexer"] Now, some engineers here may not know what the indexer does.

Me: [whispering to JA] Really?

JA: [smiling] How about the crawler. What does that do?

Me: He should explain what "The Web" is.

JA: [gesturing toward the Google logo on every slide] Or what is "Google"?

4 comments:

Kevin Fox said...

If a crawler crawls, what does a spider do? ;-)

louisgray said...

If it has an index, then it must have a table of contents, bibliography and epilogue as well, right?

Vote for niniane said...

Ninane,

You are either extremely lucky or extraordinarily brilliant?

Selling off your Google shares just before they take a dump and then on top of that Microsoft buys Yahoo...

Hummmmmm!!!!!!

Can you help our economy???

Niniane for president!!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL... I get the impression you would be a very fun person to work with!