[FoRK] Engineering rules of thumb and Amazon's HQ2 effort
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Tue Sep 12 12:14:41 PDT 2017
Yes, the SGI / MV land grab, and plans for extensive shiny new offices.
On 9/11/17 11:23 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
> "Formerly Google and Facebook"? What does formerly mean? What does "way too
> much cash" mean? When did Google ever build a shiny new headquarters? The
> only connection between Google and "shiny new headquarters" is that Google
> bought SGI's poorly timed shiny new headquarters.
> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 10:51 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>> On 9/11/17 9:37 PM, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
>>> See also: The curse of building a shiny new headquarters
>>> http://www.businessinsider.com/poorly-timed-headquarters-2009-11 <
>>> I generally buy the idea that the distraction of creating the perfect new
>>> building/monument tends to steal attention from ruthlessly executing the
>> That is a nicely ambiguous phrase... For Apple and Amazon (and formerly
>> Google and Facebook), faced with way too much cash, it is a logical
>> option. It could pay off in various ways, but just eating up some cash is
>> probably justification enough.
>> As long as buildings are built large enough to hold one of these for my
>> office, I'm good. I'll even pay for it myself.
>> Or: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2259583/Home-
>> Of course what I really want is:
>> But I'll probably have to settle for:
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