Thursday, November 24, 2005

Metrics for judging Y vs. G

I've been toying around with podcasts recently and really like Venture Voice and IT Conversations, which I guess are the two mainstream sites with a focus on IT topics. (More recommendations, anyone?)

Here's my favorite tidbit so far: It's from Sergey Brin's appearance at the Web 2.0 conference in October 2005.

John Battelle: [I talked with Terry Semel] and he said - very respectfully - how much he much he thinks your technology is extraordinary [...]. But then, he pulled back and said "but let's judge Google as what it is: a portal." [...] "By my estimation, Google is number 4." How do you respond to that framing?

Sergey Brin: [...] Based on my reading of that, that also would make us the underdog. I think that's where we are. Further, if I may add to that ... you've had the pleasure of being at the Google cafe?

John Battelle: Yeah.

Sergey Brin: I think our food is pretty good, we continually try to improve it, but in terms of, kind of the volume and the quantity we try to deliver, if we were to rank them on cafes and restaurant chains: We're not in the first 100 or 1000 even, probably.

1 comment:

F said...

as you've been asking for podcasts, Filme und so is pretty nice.
;-)