Google IPO Humour

by Charles Miller on May 2, 2004

Via Ned Batchelder, I learn that Google is seeking to raise $2,718,281,828 in their IPO, which just happens to be a billion times the mathematical constant e. (The integer value, anyway)

Nice to see Google isn't losing its personality, even in the face of gigantic sums of money. "Google. Your irrational investment".

Update: Just over two years ago, I wrote this:

cringer is watching They Live. If I had more money than I knew what to do with, I'd buy a billboard in the middle of Sydney, and just put "OBEY" on it in big black letters.

Addendum: After posting this, I realised that this is probably one of the reasons I don't have more money than I know what to do with.

This makes me jealous of Google. They have enough money to buy the billboard, and if they felt like it, they probably would. Except they wouldn't want to, because they're not evil.

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