Mable’s Smokehouse has a reputation for authentic Texas-style BBQ that serves them well. But in order to keep reaching new people in their Brooklyn neighborhood, the husband-and-wife run business needed to go beyond word-of-mouth.
"We want someone who can code well in multiple front-end and back-end languages, maintain servers and other hardware including load balancing and database admin, do general office IT, manage your own projects, deal with the fact that one of our co-founders is a rampaging trans-phobic asshole, and be on call 24/7 though we hope not to bug you too much in the middle of the night.”
rtpg:Seeing Motorola as "a Google company" is really weird to me.(https://www.moto-g.com/ ), for some reason it makes me feel like Google is going to become the next GE or something.
ek:Regarding the latter part of your comment, it's actually interesting to compare GE to Google for several reasons.
When GE was founded, it was a new kind of company for the time, and in the same way, Google is a new kind of company for our time, together with companies like Amazon -- their business model is built around leveraging the Internet, in the same way that GE was built around leveraging America's burgeoning industry.
Furthermore, Google manages to bring in a third of the revenue of GE with a sixth of the employees, and their net incomes are remarkably close. Think about how many products and services Google already offers, and how many more we already know are in the works. Because it's software, you don't as readily perceive these facets of this admittedly very large organization as you might with a company like GE, whose primary business is to produce a diverse array of physical objects.
Before the Internet as we know it today, there were text-based bulletin board systems all over the country that people could dial into. Radio producer Alex Goldman goes back to the BBS he started using over two decades ago and finds it’s still up and running.