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Video of the Day: Genesis of Google: 11/26/2013

posted Nov 26, 2013, 8:08 AM by John Kearsing   [ updated Dec 1, 2013, 4:04 AM ]
It's amazing what you can find, and learn about, on Youtube.  I've learned how to play blues guitar, harmonica, and have watched countless educational presentations.  Every time I find myself engaged in a video, I always think I should be watching more.  I find myself wondering how people would have learned this stuff before the web.  As part of my personal continuing education I am going to try and watch a video every day - something insightful, educational, and occasionally entertaining.  I'll post the video here.

The video of the day today is a Google video.  For all of the reading I've done on Google, I've never watched the two founders (Brin and Page) speak.  This video catches them at a time before Google was the massive company it is now.  Even though this was posted in 2007, it was filmed in 2004 as a TED Talk.  They seem young and very much like engineers wanting to talk about their projects, and the problems they are working on solving.  There are a few anecdotal tidbits about how Google works, but this video has its merit in the fact you get a glimpse into the personalities of two the men that will likely be the Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin of future generations.