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(Wall Street Journal)   Google founders buy a 767 jet   ( divider line
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19819 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Nov 2005 at 2:08 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-11-04 10:30:14 AM  
Meanwhile, Drew sits in Wolfgang Puck's on a layover.
2005-11-04 10:33:36 AM  
Coming soon, Google Air!
2005-11-04 10:34:53 AM  
Bully for them!
2005-11-04 10:35:21 AM  
So, I'm guessing if you take Google Air, you can go anywhere, but If you go up to them, and say I'm a failure, do they take you to the white house?
2005-11-04 10:37:45 AM  
Hey, they came up with a great idea, brought it to reality, and got billions of dollars for it.

They can fly in whatever the fark they want.

/Still working on my "brilliant" idea.
2005-11-04 10:41:34 AM  
I won't be impressed until their business manager starts busting up Google-wannabe-sites with a cricket bat.
2005-11-04 10:41:45 AM  
i hear with Zombo Air, the only limit is yourself.
2005-11-04 10:42:07 AM  
I would have picked another model myself. The 767 is kind of goofy looking.

And a Dessault Falcon is much faster. So are Hawkers.
2005-11-04 10:45:57 AM  
That's the first WSJ article I've read in a long time. Has it always had such piss-poor writing and long, go-nowhere articles? I don't even know what it was about.
2005-11-04 10:54:37 AM  
Pff. has all the retired Concordes now.
2005-11-04 10:57:31 AM  
Handsome Jack Manitoba

Really? That seems more in line with the philosophy.
2005-11-04 11:03:13 AM  
i thought all this new internet economy stuff was supposed to free companies of the traditional costs of business, like bricks and mortar and business travel and stuff. you can just stay home and work through the computer. i guess even nerds want aeron chairs and headquarters in SF and lavish jets
2005-11-04 11:03:51 AM  
[image from too old to be available]

Already been done.

\yes, I know they were only leasing it.
2005-11-04 11:06:28 AM  
Piano Josh

Nah, would have a 707 with a rust spot in the shape of the Virgin Mary.
2005-11-04 11:16:39 AM  
Google Air (BETA)
2005-11-04 11:29:18 AM  

I would have picked another model myself. The 767 is kind of goofy looking.

Actually, I consider the 757 to be the goofier looking of the two Boeings. If you've ever seen one on approach it looks all gangly with it's skinny fuselage and too-long landing gear, not to mention it's big-assed-for-skinny-fuselage wings.

In comparison the 767 is the slightly overweight but cute in the face airliner.
2005-11-04 12:20:45 PM  
The 767 is one of the most graceful airliners in current production. The 747 may be more imposing and visually impressive, but the 767 just "looks right", with everything in proportion.

Damn. Make the best portal in the world, give it away for free, get rich. Nice job!
2005-11-04 02:11:11 PM  
I just bought some Pita bread

so there
2005-11-04 02:12:14 PM  
ha, take that Yahoo
2005-11-04 02:13:40 PM  
2005-11-04 02:13:49 PM  
The 767 carries a shiatload more than 180 passengers, doesn't it?
2005-11-04 02:14:44 PM  
The interior of the plane will be decorated to look like his parent's basement.
/not bitter, really.
2005-11-04 02:14:44 PM  
Of course! How else could they gather "all the world's information."
2005-11-04 02:14:48 PM  
Bahamut No one day back in the 90's the WSJ featured myself in an article on the front page and I wasn't even in trouble. Other then that, yes their writing is the sucks. Except for their opera reviewer. She's surprisingly hilarious when she doesn't like something.
2005-11-04 02:15:12 PM  
Why strange?
2005-11-04 02:16:08 PM  
This is news?

/I work for Google and...
//French surrender
2005-11-04 02:16:27 PM  
Wish I had a plane...
I'm not bitter... Just Jealous.

//Hangs head, turns back and heads down staircase to parents basement.
2005-11-04 02:16:35 PM  
Enough with My last name is Zambo and whenever I see it I think you biatches are talking about me.

/ya, I suck.
2005-11-04 02:16:54 PM  
Google founders, buys 767 jet

There. Fixed.
2005-11-04 02:17:43 PM  
USED? What's the matter googleboys? Couldn't afford new?

Seriously - good for them. Like to see the geeks doing this kind of stuff.

/f the idiot sports stars
//Zep deserved it too, only if leased
2005-11-04 02:18:15 PM  
Oh yeah?! Big shots bought a large jet, huh?! Well I'm gonna....I'm gonna... buy a pizza...a large one...and I'm even gonna get toppings! Two toppings! And it's gonna be downright farking delicious! Take that, corporate fatcats!
2005-11-04 02:18:23 PM  
If you fly to see your grandmother, do you automatically get a ticket to Florida or has some redirected that flight to Quebec?

/can't remember term for when a google search like "George W Bush" come us with an "I am a moron" page
//I realize I am not funny
2005-11-04 02:19:09 PM  
Has knowing a lot about commercial airliners ever gotten anyone laid?
2005-11-04 02:19:27 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

/yahoo headquarters ?
2005-11-04 02:21:28 PM  
I think I know why those guys are so damned rich. Are they getting a cut from all those pay-services that will post your website on Google?

There seems to be lots of computer-type-dudes on Fark, so I'll ask: How do I get Google to acknowledge my website? They have a page where you're supposed to submit your URL, but I've done that several hundred times for three months and nothing. I've had friends submitting my site over and over, still it never appears on Google. Why have that "Submit your site" page if it's just a sham and they want you to use a pay service?

Anyone know any tricks?
2005-11-04 02:21:32 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2005-11-04 02:22:02 PM  
I hope they put some spinners on it.
2005-11-04 02:22:22 PM  
mercator_psi, why the comma after 'founders'.

/just askin'
//I'm not smart enough to be a punctuation nazi
2005-11-04 02:22:51 PM  
Not trolling, serious question.

Google is trading at huge levels and obviously the founders are reaping the benefits.

If this was an oil company, we'd want to drag them out in the street and shoot them.

Google is a corporation desinged to make money. Just like Exxon Mobil.

I think we (public/fark) look a little intellectually dishonest with our heroes/villans approach to the corporate world.
2005-11-04 02:22:51 PM  
That'll show those Yahoo nerds for that map prank!!
2005-11-04 02:23:20 PM  
Wasn't this news three weeks ago?
2005-11-04 02:23:25 PM  
Can you say PAAR-TAY?
2005-11-04 02:24:42 PM  
Tech moguls delight in public one-upmanship and the Google founders' 767 raises the bar. Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen owns a fleet of aircraft, but his flagships -- two Boeing 757s -- are smaller than Messrs. Brin and Page's 767.

Sounds to me that someone is playing one-uppy!
2005-11-04 02:27:44 PM  
I know of no one who deserves their success more.
2005-11-04 02:29:20 PM  
Muta, by putting the comma there I turned the noun "founders" (people who founded Google) into the verb "founders" (becomes disabled, collapses).

I know, it was a dumb attempt at a dumb joke.

/filled with shame
2005-11-04 02:29:23 PM  

Do you use Meta tags in your HTML code? I think that helps.​71
2005-11-04 02:29:40 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2005-11-04 02:33:20 PM  
Big deal. Everyone has a 767 nowadays.

/except me =(
2005-11-04 02:34:28 PM  
A search website buys a jet.

It'd be [image from too old to be available] if they couldn't find it.
2005-11-04 02:35:20 PM  
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