Archive for March, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 – 2008)

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

— Arthur C. Clarke

Reminiscing Bon Jovi’s Blaze of Glory

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

A friend forwarded a link to the video of Bon Jovi’s Blaze of Glory.
Amazing lyrics:

I don’t know where I’m going, only god knows where I have been…
…Tell me that I’m wanted, I’m a wanted man, I’m a devil on the run, six gun lover
a candle in the wind…

Is Google’s mass exodus a good sign for innovation in Silicon Valley?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Facebook snatched Sheryl Sandberg from Google to hire her as a COO. With the stock price stagnating, a lot of other heavy hitter techies like Gokul Rajaram (Product Manager for AdSense), Justin Rosenstein (GDrive developer), Benjamin Ling (Product Manager, Google Checkout), Nathan Stoll (Product Manager, Google News), and Kevin Fox (GMail UI guru) have left google for other happening pastures in recent months. Some of them were ‘quite rested after vesting in peace’ and exited. A few of them are cash rich and have become investors (Ariel Poler, Chris Sacca, Aydin Senkut, et al).

They are joining brand new startups and/or investing in one. It looks positive as a lot of venture money would follow the Google name.