I had lunch at Google today with Chris DiBona and Jason Shellen.

Jason was amused that I made myself a sandwich at the sandwich bar instead of feasting upon the gourmet food. But it's been a few years since Yahoo moved to our new campus and forever changed the way sandwiches are made. You see, a few years ago one could walk up to the sandwich bar, pick some bread, smear condiments upon it, and pile on as much or as little of the meat, onions, lettuce, etc. as you like.

But that was taken away. So I used my GLunch to re-live that experience. And it was good.

I joked that I half-expected the computer to refuse to print a badge for someone who typed in "Yahoo" as the company name. Maybe I threw it off by using San Jose as my city instead of Sunnyvale? :-)

Anyway, we had a nice outdoor lunch followed by Chris's penny tour of the facilities. I definitely got the feeling that Chris is doing great things there. I expect to see more cool stuff flowing out of Google.

On my way out, I learned that Chris has never been to Yahoo for lunch (or at all). We'll just have to fix that.

Posted by jzawodn at October 04, 2004 04:51 PM

Reader Comments
# Adam Trachtenberg said:

Our food is horrible, so I'm forced to outsource my lunch to Whole Foods. It's not cheap, but I can't complain about the selection.

on October 4, 2004 05:56 PM
# pb said:

Come over to San Jose North, Adam!!

on October 4, 2004 07:35 PM
# anonymous coward said:

looks like someone's looking for a new job.

on October 5, 2004 05:09 AM
# Jeffrey J. Hoover said:

we still have a sandwich bar here at Apple too. You pay by the ounce, but you can put anything from the sandwich bar or the salad bar in the pile...

on October 5, 2004 07:45 AM
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