An evening with Google[']s Marissa Mayer

The prime reason the Google home page is so bare is due to the fact that the founders didn’t know HTML and just wanted a quick interface. Infact it was noted that the submit button was a long time coming and hitting the RETURN key was the only way to burst Google into life. —Alan Williamson, citing a Google employee. —An evening with Google[‘]s Marissa Mayer (Java / cfml / + others)

Several interesting Google factoids, including the claim that the founders thought they were properly spelling “googol”.

Is that really the blog’s name? That’s not exactly aesthetically pleasing.