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Even the Google people like Firefly

Tom Galloway

Thursday 24 August 2006, by Webmaster

Googler insights into product and technology news and our culture. Worldcon beckons

In response to our attending the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas last week, Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Watch commented, "Of course, going to WorldCon in LA (ahem, actually Anaheim in beautiful Orange County) later this month would be nice."

Wouldn’t it, though? After all, in addition to Scotty and Spock, many Googlers have been influenced by Isaac Asimov’s Dr. Susan Calvin, Robert Heinlein’s HOLMES-IV (a.k.a. Mike/Mycroft/Michelle), Arthur C. Clarke’s HAL 9000, and Douglas Adams’ Marvin the Paranoid Android, and the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy itself, as well as many other science fiction characters, stories, and novels both classic and recent.

So we are in fact throwing a party at this week’s World Science Fiction Convention, LACon IV — on Wednesday evening, in the main party area on the fifth floor of the Anaheim Hilton. Convention attendees are welcome to drop by to talk with Googlers from the Mountain View and Santa Monica offices and see some things that I’m sure Serenity’s engineer Kaylee Frye would consider worthy of a "Shiny!"

If you think Google might be a good fit for you, stop by the party or head over to our jobs site.