A nice thing about working at Google (#71 in a #436 part series)Here's a quick transcript of the meeting with my new boss.
Me: Great to meet you. Hey, what'd you do before this Google thing came along?Here's a short (and woefully incomplete) list of things that co-workers have invented or had a major hand in inventing outside of their Google work:
Her, paraphrased: Just some work on various projects...
Me: Cool, that's- Holy- Snuh?
- (item 1)
- (item 2)
- I invented servlets...
- (item 3)
- Java Collections API
- Plan 9
- Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation
- RDF and RSS (really!)
- Open Directory Project
- Macintosh Operating System
There's more at the papers written by Googlers page.