Google’s Master Plan

Google’s Master Plan

Image by jurvetson
The Master Plan has many paths. Some turn to the dark side, and most lead to user happiness…

(Text is more readable at full size, or next frame, and people have added mouse-over notes for many of the steps)

38 thoughts on “Google’s Master Plan

  1. I love how hiring software engineers leads to dead ends and all good things come from hiring network engineers, Richard Branson or rouge scientists.

  2. You don’t have a pic though of the awesome dynamic globe showing search queries as they come in from around the globe. That’s far more amusing then the whiteboard.

  3. Billy: tell us how it goes. Zachlipton: au contraire. This is the first photo of a 4 panel sequence. The globe is here on panel 4. They filter the queries that they show (adult language, etc.), so the really funny ones are missing…. 😉

  4. I can’t see the plan for the hovering Googlebot they’re developing that’ll wake me up humming around my apartment and then, in an almost-convincing-but-still-creepily-synthetic voice say, "I’m a Googlebot. I’m indexing your life…"

  5. Can’t wait to show this to the folks at work (Symantec-Veritas) . . . they always laugh at me when I do this on the white boards there. Vindication is sweet!!

  6. Congratulations! This image is one of Flickr’s Most Interesting photos for 25 June 2005. Would you please add it to the Interestingness pool? It will be a great addition! (Interestingness is a cool new Flickr feature. About Interestingness)

  7. You laugh, you cry…but prehaps Google really could buy out a version of Linux and call it "Google OS"… hell everyone would PAY huge money to go and buy it if "google says so"! Even if they just rebadged knoppix people would use it…

  8. Google would not have to "buy out" any existing Linux packager. They already operate thier own, re-vamped, souped-up, clusterfied, hyper version of Linux within thier own clusters. I would love to see it available for download, but I just can’t see them giving away all that work to competitors and other cluster admins.

  9. Give me a break! Surely the third sub-group of the higher Network Structure would have to link to the Portal via Dev IA to facilitate the Local Server grammer… or am I missing something ?

  10. i know u alwayz keep me company @ da XK views groups :p but WTF almost 50K on this1! & without t&a! u must have a hi traffic blog 😉 got more of these huge hitters?

  11. Sure enough, one of the early items on the Master Plan is a "Space Station." I was looking at the Moon last night with a mirror lens, and I found the Google Copernicus Center…. They are hiring.

  12. It seems that buying a lot of tin foil is not a bad idea, also learning to make some cool hats out of it is a good skill 🙂 Orbital mind control ftw! 🙂

  13. Hi, I’m an admin for a group called One Hundred Thousand Club (100,000 Photostream Views), and we’d love to have your photo added to the group. …and feel free to post some of your best shots and join the group if you have time. Thanx.

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