Brier Dudley's Blog
Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.
May 23, 2007 11:22 AM
Posted by Brier Dudley
Amazon.com evangelist (and former Microsoft manager) Jeff Barr posted an amusing story about being recruited by Google. It fell through when he failed a crucial test -- he couldn't remember his college grade point average:
Given that I earned my degree in 1985 and have been earning a living by writing code since I was 15 or 16, this didn't seem all that essential.
The story keeps going, though:
Funny thing is, I now have several more e-mails in my inbox from other Google recruiters. After reading these e-mails it appears that they don't know that I interviewed there last year! Perhaps they don't have this data in searchable form. Could that be?
Mar 18, 08 - 12:00 AM
SourceLabs launches open-source support suite, new Linux play
Mar 17, 08 - 12:16 PM
Amazon pre-announces Microsoft's Vista SP1 ship date
Mar 17, 08 - 09:32 AM
A vision of the Web services future Microsoft is developing
Mar 14, 08 - 02:15 PM
MySpace goodies coming to WSJ, CTO says
Mar 13, 08 - 04:43 PM
Nanaimo gaga for Google
Furniture & home furnishings
Bridgeport Mill - Pulley head, 3 phase, DRO...
City of Bellevue RFQ# 15027
City of Burien NOtice to Contractors PROJEC...
POST A FREE LISTING
Share your thoughts!
Gadgets and games | Fun stuff I've written about lately includes Apple's iPhone, Hewlett-Packard's HDX laptop and Microsoft's Halo3. Also on the radar are new digital video boxes such as the Tivo HD and the Vudu.