Former Google engineer Dhanji R. Prasanna claims Google has become your typical large company. It has a corporate culture that rewards developers for protecting old code instead of creating new code. It’s not a place for hackers to work, he warns.
And the 10-year old software infrastructure that powers its services is obsolete. He describes software components as “ancient, creaking dinosaurs” and projects as “sluggish, over-engineered Leviathans”. It may just be me, but that sounds a lot like *cough* Microsoft. [ Dhanji Prasanna via Business Insider]