with respect to the upcoming Google IPO is how far people who think like this Boston Globe writer will go to prove Brin and Page wrong, to force them to accept “the way things are done” and give up on their ideals. I hope Google has protected itself enough, because if not, I could see an investor trying to gain a position just to humble these guys. That would be a shame, even if their schtick is a little saccharine.
Archives for April 2004
Google files for $2.7 bln IPO with U.S. SEC. It’ll be interesting to see how this goes, and if it has any impact beyond the specific – and quirky – offering.
blackSpot sneaker. From Kalle Lasn.
Looks interesting, but I’m starting to have big problems with undeterrable hype-machine Lasn. First of all, the whole thing is no less of a media-driven consumer-fuck than anything that Nike ever does. He says they’re “going after Phil Knight” and Nike – but they’re doing it with a Converse knock-off. Clever or not, and whether produced by a union shop or not, it’s still media-focused consumer misdirection. They also trumpet their judo of using a Nike-like symbol against them – but again it’s hype. One ad – even a full-page ad – in the Times is not a media juggernaut or a “kick-ass PR campaign.”
via Yahoo: Online Extra: What Eric Schmidt Found at Google. Interesting article, though there’s not much meat in it.