I had the occasion to visit the so-called "Googleplex" -- Google's headquarter campus in Mountain View -- earlier this summer.
The first thing I saw there other than a gazillion new Google-taken over buildings was a team-building bicycle, powered by ten Googlers who were taking a lunchtime ride.
All ten of them were pedaling, riding what appeared to be the Cannondale equivalent of a spider.
Maybe it was a mobile meeting?
Strange sights, indeed.
I must say, I was most impressed with the Googleplex campus, especially the free food (including the custom-made smoothies).
They had everything you might need at the Googleplex, including a volleyball court and laundry facilities. Why would you ever leave?
Which is, I guess, kind of the point.
Apparently the politicians have now also discovered the Googleplex, which is a must stop on the whistle stop tour that is American politics.
The New York Times has the full spin, but don't think for a moment all those young millionaires with lots of money falling out of their pockets would have anything to do with the politicos visit.
Surely, it's the Smoothies.
Of course, the politicos could be out there sniffing around the Googleplex in search of beta units of the long-rumored GPhone, which Duncan Riley from TechCrunch believes will be immediately compared to the iPhone.
Hmmm...I wonder if the GPhone will come with a 300 page phone bill wrapped in a GoogleBox?