As everyone on the planet... (02 May 2004)
As everyone on the planet knows by now (it was even front page news on the Evening Standard), Google is floating. This means that I'm probably going to be working there when they float - which should be an interesting experience. I'll come in one day and the net worth of a decent number of people there will have jumped overnight.
I really hope that this doesn't mess the company up too much. They aren't perfect, but (as I hope to find out) everyone there says that it's a pretty special place. However, it has the coolest S1 filing ever. Brin and Page are staying and make it very clear that they are going to run the company their way. Also:
the exact value of its planned offering is $2,718,281,828 dollars, which some would immediately recognize as the mathematical constant e.