生气的,谷歌的风格

安德鲁•马兰士写为《纽约客》两年前对HBO硅谷:

During one visit to Google’s headquarters, in Mountain View, about six writers sat in a conference room with Astro Teller, the head of GoogleX, who wore a midi ring and kept his long hair in a ponytail“Most of our research meetings are fun, but this one was uncomfortable,” Kemper told meGoogleX is the company’s “moonshot factory,” devoted to projects, such as self-driving cars, that are difficult to build but might have monumental impactHooli, a multibillion-dollar company on “Silicon Valley,” bears a singular resemblance to Google(The Google founder Larry Page, in Fortune: “We’d like to have a bigger impact on the world by doing more things.” Hooli’s C.E.O., in season two: “I don’t want to live in a world where someone makes the world a better place better than we do.”) The previous season, Hooli had launched HooliXYZ, its own “moonshot factory,” whose experiments were slapstick absurdities: monkeys who use bionic arms to masturbate; powerful cannons for launching potatoes across a room“He claimed he hadn’t seen the show, and then he referred many times to specific things that had happened on the show,” Kemper said“His message was, ‘We don’t do stupid things hereWe do things that actually are going to change the world, whether you choose to make fun of that or not.’ ” (Teller could not be reached for comment.)

Teller ended the meeting by standing up in a huff, but his attempt at a dramatic exit was marred by the fact that he was wearing Rollerblades他到门口在沉默中摇摆不定“Then there was this awkward moment of him fumbling with his I.D. badge, trying to get the door to open,” Kemper said“It felt like it lasted an hour我们都努力不笑Even while it was happening, I knew we were all thinking the same thing: Can we use this?” In the end, the joke was deemed “too hacky to use on the show.”

通过汤姆·加拉打趣道,“每当有很大的谷歌新闻故事,我总觉得,对谷歌有史以来最好笑的一件事。”

星期四,2018年10月25日