@doina “Last year, when I spoke to Eric Schmidt … he told me … ‘If we become too evil, we won’t find people to work for us.’ I thought it was naïve … heck, Monsanto and Halliburton find people to work for them, right? Right! But not the best people.
Here’s my prediction:
There will come a time when you’ll be able to work at Google and enjoy your fat pay check or you will be able to proudly tell people where you work. Not both.” (2014)
At the time it was mostly because people would be curious and start excitedly asking questions that we couldn't really answer "because NDA." It was easier to just avoid the topic.
It's part of why I left, I hated the secrecy. I want to be able to talk about my work and share knowledge.
I imagine it's even worse now that public opinion has shifted.
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