Wednesday, May 07, 2008

So would that make Eric, Larry, or Sergey Hugh?

My friend Kim hosted Jon Carroll and Leah Garchik at Google a week or so ago. You can watch her very smooth intro and the event itself on YouTube here (the story about the orgy is quite hilarious and sometime in the first half, since that's the half of the talk I attended), but my favorite thing to come from this event (not that I had anything to do with it) was this quote in Carroll's column soon after:

I think maybe Google is the Hefner mansion of the 21st century. It too rises from a fantasy - what if you had all the information in the universe at your fingertips? - and it too has sensual amenities to ease the workload. Since the whole idea of Google, it would seem, is that no one should ever have to leave work, one does wonder how it handles courtship rituals and related activities. I imagine they are handled in some officially unofficial way, though, because the Google environment is very carefully thought through.

As for the first half, yes. As for the second half, good question, man, good question. I decline to state. I don't even know myself.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Haha, thanks for the shout-out. I'm pretty sure Eric is Hugh...which would make you, Danielle and Pam Bridget, Kendra and Holly, right?

Kidding. This is why we need to take "Keeping it Legal."