Confession: after reading Douglas Coupland’s excellent novel Microserfs, I made a pilgrimage with some friends to Seattle (well, Redmond, more specifically) to visit the Microsoft campus. Laurel was one of my fellow pilgrims and captured our adventures for posterity.
I’m far from a Microsoft devotee, but being there, in the place where so much household name software was developed, seemed extremely culturally significant.
So, I was totally fascinated to hear that the Googleplex will soon be seen on the silver screen in a forthcoming movie called “The Internship“. Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Land sums up the plots like this: “The movie is about two older men who know nothing about computers who recently lose their jobs. They decide to try to get a job at Google by interning there first.” While some of the filming was done on a pseudo-Google set in Atlanta, they also filmed at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.
Unfortunately, IMHO, the trailer is not even close to funny, so I don’t have high hopes for this film. But just as I eventually caved and watched “The Social Network”, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before I succumb to my curiosity about the inner workings – albeit imagined ones – of Google. Are you excited for “The Internship”?