GvR Europython keynote described on lwn.net

Rick Johnson rantingrickjohnson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 02:14:53 CEST 2015


On Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 6:25:37 PM UTC-5, Chris Angelico wrote:
> Wind the clock back to 2012, when Guido was working for Google.
> Dropbox wants him. Is he going to refuse the job unless they *first*
> get onto Py3, or is he going to accept the job with a view to
> migrating them?

Well, i don't know the specifics of why he departed from a
global and mature company for a small (although promising)
startup, but i do know that there is always the possibility
that Google will sweep in and consume Dropbox if it becomes
a threat or shows *real* potential. So there is always the
possibility that he could be working at Google again; albeit
in a "field office".

Don't play coy Chris, you know damn good and well how this
game is played, and you know that the founders of any
startup dream of a buyout so they can sail off into the
proverbial sunset. GvR is a pawn in a greater game. But we
are all pawns in one form or another; are we not?

He is but a small part of an industrious and creative young
enterprise that will quickly become consumed by one of the
powerful corporations, and for no other reason than to
smother its competition in the cradle! Large corporations
are where innovations go to die. Where spontaneity is slowly
tortured to death inside the confining walls of a cubicle,
and magnificent intellectual achievements are converted into
cheap, plastic, soulless, *TRINKETS* that are purposefully 
designed for early failure in order to achieve maximum 
profitability! 


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