By David Thorne

From the infamous net troublemaker who introduced the area the explosively well known Next Time I'll Spend the money on medications Instead, during which he tried to pay his chiropractor with an image he drew of a spider; "Please layout an emblem for Me. With Pie Charts. For Free," which has been defined as probably the most passed-on viral e-mails of all time; and, such a lot lately, the staggeringly renowned "Missing Missy", which has seemed all over from The Guardian to Jezebel to Andrew Sullivan's The day-by-day Dish, comes this profoundly humorous choice of irreverent web mischief and comedy.

that includes all of Thorne's viral luck, together with "Missing Missy", The web Is a Playground culls jointly each article and e- mail from Thorne's wildly renowned web site 27bslash6.com, in addition to sufficient new fabric, to be had in basic terms in those pages, to maintain you laughing-and, certainly, crying-until Thorne's subsequent stroke-of-genius prank. Or hilarious hoax. Or well-publicized almost-stint in penal complex (really).

"There generally is a high-quality line among genius and madness, yet during this case it has turn into very blurred. the various funniest and so much shrewdpermanent writing i've got learn in years."--Terrance Fielding, WIRED magazine

"I laughed so challenging and uncontrollably i'll hardly ever breathe. interpreting this on public shipping isn't a great idea."--Penthouse magazine

"Brilliantly funny."--Jezebel.com

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Getting more computers was no problem. Google needed brainpower, especially since Brin and Page had reached the limits of what they could do in writing the software that would enable the search engine to grow and improve. “Coding is not where their interests are,” says Silverstein. The founders also knew that Google had to be a lot smarter to keep satisfying users—and to fulfill the world-changing ambitions of its founders. “We don’t always produce what people want,” Page explained in Google’s early days.

Visiting the Google headquarters, he was taken aback by the scene: people working at haphazardly placed sawhorse desks and the director of engineering, Urs Hölzle, playing a high-tech game of fetch with his huge dog, making the floppy beast chase the beam of a laser pointer. ) “My UNIX kung fu is strong,” Cutts replied, deadpan. He got the job, though his fiancée wouldn’t move to California unless they married immediately. After a courthouse wedding and a Caribbean honeymoon, bride and groom drove across the country to Cutts’s new job in January 2000, where he sat in a cubicle outside Larry and Sergey’s office.

He’d become fascinated with the field then known as information retrieval and was desperate to study with its pioneering innovator, Gerard Salton. “I only applied to one grad school, and it was Cornell,” he says. “And I wrote in my statement of purpose that if I was ever going to get a PhD, it’s with Gerry Salton. ” He became Salton’s assistant, got his PhD at Cornell, and eventually wound up at AT&T Labs. In 1999, Singhal ran into Bharat at a conference in Berkeley. Bharat told him he was leaving DEC for an exciting start-up that wanted to take on the biggest problems in search.

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