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June 17, 2002: Googlers Googling Google

Thanks to Patrick Grote for sending in this Fast company article on Google's internal R&D process: How Google Searches Itself.

"We never say, 'This group should innovate, and the rest should just do their jobs,' " says Jonathan Rosenberg, vice president of product management. "Everyone spends a fraction of their day on R&D."

Cool! What would be really great, is if they let anyone submit an idea and used PageRank or a similar system to select the best. PageRank is already designed to search for the best web pages, why not let it search out the best ideas too. Although Google is notably private and shy, I think this might take them to a whole new level as a company.

Posted by Aaron Swartz on June 17, 2002 04:23 PM