Google would surely be one of the last companies I would ever file under “big in constraints”. The company hires ten times the size of 37signals every week. They chase a thousand science projects while collecting a billion dollars per quarter in revenue.
No harm in that, naturally. Google is great at what it does: Solving really hard problems by throwing more ph.d’s, money, servers, and resources at it than most small countries have at their disposal. In effect, they’re a celebrating the triumph of an abundance of resources: Making all information searching for the whole world.
But champions of constraint now? Hmmm.
I still have a blog in the hopper from last week’s Carson show about David’s speech. He is a lot more combative than I expected, which is goodness… more on that later.