What will you be doing in 12 years?

What will you be doing in 12 years?

Summary: I bet the founders of Google didn't know how huge and important their creation would have become in just 12 years. Today was Google's birthday -- September 27th, 1998 was the day they incorporated, and what a ride it's been.

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I bet the founders of Google didn't know how huge and important their creation would have become in just 12 years. Today was Google's birthday -- September 27th, 1998 was the day they incorporated, and what a ride it's been.

This type of thing doesn't happen to very many people, but the founders of Google had a dream, and they made it real. It's truly inspiring to see how lofty goals and ambition can make really big things happen.

Do you remember the first time you used Google? Who told you about it? Did you ever think it would be as important and far reaching as it is today?

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  • Google is not Microsoft

    How many times through those 12 years have we concluded that Google is the better choice because the alternative is Microsoft?
    Seems to me Google didn't know where they'd be in 12 years time, many of their ideas came from outside the company.

    What they had was a combination of:

    Microsoft turned the world against themselves, with large payments to the Bush campaign to overturn an anti-trust case. Hated Microsoft meant people wanted a champion.

    A good hiring policy, once you get crud programmers in your team, your tainted and will fail. They hired well and empowered those workers.
    guihombre