Buddy’s #1 Google Speaks

I really felt like I should read something great for my first book of 2010.  Unfortunately I had a head ache one day after work (14 days so far without caffeine) so I picked this up and pretty much read it straight through.  A good novel would probably have been a better choice.  It’s mildly interesting but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

To me the most interesting thing was that they were trying to sell Google for a million dollars in 1999.  At the same time that Yahoo! said no to Google for a million dollars they purchased egroups.com for 243 million.  Also they originally tried to name it googol, the mathematical term for a 1 followed by a 100 zeros but someone misspelled the name and it turns out that googol was not available anyway.

For the business minded people out there the author Janet Lowe says, “The person who finds an effective way to capitalize on YouTube will have discovered a great treasure.”

** stars out of 5.

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  • Ron
    January 11, 2010 - 5:55 am | Permalink

    Welcome, Buddy! The book sounds interesting to me. I’ll read when when I have a headache.

  • Buddy
    January 11, 2010 - 7:34 am | Permalink

    http://www.foxsmallbusinesscenter.com/scitech/2010/01/08/google-censoring-islam/ I think everyone knows that Google has long since quit living out their don’t be evil slogan.

    Check out the article above regarding Google’s search tips for Christianity vs. Islam.

  • Rob
    January 11, 2010 - 11:23 am | Permalink

    How’s the no caffeine thing going? Do you have more energy?

  • Buddy
    January 13, 2010 - 10:27 am | Permalink

    Hey Rob,

    I don’t feel like I have any more energy yet. I don’t wake up tired though. I kind of wake up ready for the day. When I don’t get enough sleep, not having the coffee to pick me up is a little tough.

    I do feel more relaxed, though and I am going to try it out for six months and really see how I feel. In the past few years when I have gone off caffeine it hasn’t even been long enough to get bast the withdrawal symptoms.

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