Archive for November, 2007

The always-excellent Rock, Paper, Shotgun has an interview with Valve head honcho Gabe Newell where he discusses, among other things, the naming of the company: We had other names for Valve. One was “Fruitfly Ensemble”, speaking of terrible names. Another was “Rhino Scar”, which was fun because of the visual. [Gabe draws a vague cartoon […]



An awesome story about people in their early twenties hired by Google to run some of their most critical teams: Earlier attempts to hire veterans from firms like Microsoft had awful results. “Google is so different that it was almost impossible to reprogram them into this culture,” says CEO Eric Schmidt. The difficulties led Google […]