The unsolved mystery


So who was the mystery mailer who ensured that the ‘weight’ of Google homepage did not exceed 28 words?

We don’t know.

I personally think the whole email bit is a marketing story that Google’s posting to build up buzz. We all know that stories are great in making myths come alive. What a better way to make the concept of a light home page a reality than to float a story like that.

Or maybe it was some employee internally in Google. How many people in 2000 knew who Marissa Mayer was, anyway?

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Gautam is a HR professional interested in how emerging technologies are impacting work, careers and organizations.

Posted on July 4, 2008, in online, work. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Mayer was the first female engineer hired at Google and one of their first 20 employees, joining the company in early 1999.the Vice President of Google engine

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