[FoRK] a spare Google Wave invite?

silky michaelslists at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 02:16:04 PDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 7:47 PM, Adam L Beberg <beberg at mithral.com> wrote:
> Tom Higgins wrote on 10/4/2009 11:54 AM:
> >
> > I am down to 0 invites on wave. If they up the count I will post about
> > it up here and then its first bug first get.
> >
> > Wave is...interesting. Very alpha.Needs more Pr0n and gamez.
> Does anyone else wonder what would happen if the entire world wasn't chasing
> and catering to those with ADHD? Sure all the corn syrup and caffeene hasn't
> left much else as far as the human population goes, but there has to be
> someone else out there.
> Who did Google buy for this tech anyway, some high school kid's project?
> Even with their 20% time and thousands of engineers, there is no evidence
> they have ever thought up a single thing that could make a dime...

I agree it's interesting that most 'cool' google things are actually
things they've bought.

I also do half-wonder how easy it is so foster innovation and yet
control it. I'm not certain on the legitimacy of company-sponsored
innovation programs, unless the personal rewards are huge. Generally
even if you do have an idea, your company is too busy doing what it
does to help you commercialise it (at least, this has been my

It's hard to think of a model that would work, though, and still allow
a company to get about it's business, and not loose employees. You may
argue that you could potentially swap; instead of 80% on corp, it's
20%, and 80% on your own business (if it's making enough money), until
they replace you. I'm sure there are some interesting ideas on the

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_acquisitions_by_Google
> --
> Adam L. Beberg
> http://www.mithral.com/~beberg/

noon silky

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