Man, when I’m at my most utopic (and perhaps naivest) I want to believe that Google will become Plato’s philosopher-king, ruling us benevolently and as we want. Articles like this make this dream feel really true.
The buzzwords are marvelous, valuing innovation and democracy and openness and all of the characteristics of what I see as an ideal existence. Hard work is there too, and taking chances, and building community, and staying true to a vision/mission that is not just about our own self-interest.
Hmmm…what are these bastards hiding? My punk rock loving self repeats endlessly ‘must not have heroes because everyone is flawed,’ but these d-bags are trying to rekindle my faith in humanity.