What You Get At Google, And What You Don’t

I’m thankful for the opportunity I had to work at Google. I learned more than I thought I would.

I’ll miss the free food.
I’ll miss the occasional massage.
I’ll miss the authors, politicians, and celebrities that come to speak or perform.
I’ll miss early chances to play with cool toys before they’re released to the public.
Most of all, I’ll miss working with the incredibly smart and talented people I got to know there.

But I won’t miss a design philosophy that lives or dies strictly by the sword of data.”
-Douglas Bowman, on his moving from Google to Twitter, March 2009

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Originally published on my personal blog here