TheMadScientist - 9:28 pm on Dec 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
Surprising to me the lack of knowledge about things at Google, but it does show why some think he's 'just complaining'. To highlight one:
im guessing the management just got fed up paying people to do their own thing, with no real benefit to the company. what other company would put up with that?
With no real benefit to the company?
Uh, Panda (and a number of other things) started as a 20% time project ... But Panda's just one of the most influential/important pieces of their algo today, so it has no real benefit to the company, right? Er, uh, maybe the guy who's making the statements knows more about the situation and what was lost with the changes than those who are thinking he's just whining? IDK, but I do know I've read about some major innovations coming from 20% time projects, so to say there was no real benefit to the company from it isn't even close to accurate. In fact it sounds rather uninformed...