First, I need an invite to visit the GooglePlex. Second, I need to shake every person's hand that works there. From the "little" things they do like programming the search page (though I wonder what happens if my birthday falls on Christmas; i.e., do I not see the Christmas doodle?) to the truly huge things like G+, without which I would not have met so many awesome people who I hope to know so long as I am fortunate to have more birthdays.
The cynical among us may say that I am just a piece of data to Google; that I am a variable in a formula used to calculate to the thousandth, or way smaller, of a penny as to what new profits they can make. Yeah, but so many times, like today, I feel like a HUMAN piece of data.
Corporations have no feelings and are not alive (pay attention, Congress). But Corporations are made of people. Lots of people. Lots of people with feelings. Maybe it's on the rush of amazing goodwill I have gotten today from my friends, and from strangers, even, but I think that there are so many more kind-hearted and fun-loving people at Google than almost anywhere.
And… today's my birthday. Maybe it's only an algorithm at the GooglePlex wearing the party hat for me, but you know what, that made me smile.
Thanks Google Guys!
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