Program For Tuesday, September 3, 2019
How We Get Answers
We have a question, or we are wondering about something, so what do we do? Most of us turn to the Internet to get our answers via a search engine, of which there are many. However, chances are we turn to Google. Google has become a way of life for most of us computer users – on a phone, tablet or pretty much any device.
In the past, Google was estimated to run over one million servers in data centers around the world, and process over one billion search requests and about twenty‑four petabytes of user‑generated data every day. I’m sure the numbers are far greater now.
The sons of college professors, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two brainy Stanford University grad students, say their goal was to make the entire world’s information searchable and instantly accessible. Google was co‑founded by Larry and Sergey while they were still students at Stanford University and the company was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 7, 1998. Google’s meteoric rise to Internet stardom is one of the great business sagas of our time. Google’s first public offering took place on August 19, 2004, raising $1.67 billion, making it worth $23 billion.
Through a series of new product developments, acquisitions and partnerships, the company has expanded its first search and advertising business into other areas, including web‑based email, online mapping, office productivity and video sharing, among others.
Come join us at our September 3rd meeting and you will learn many facts about Google, and its history, that you will enjoy knowing every time you “Google” something!
It’s another great meeting so bring a guest.
*** MEETING LOCATION
11128 Balboa Blvd.
In the shopping center on the northeast corner of Balboa and San Fernando Mission Blvds.
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—— This is where technology is taking us ——-
Hello! Is this Gordon’s Pizza?
Google: No sir, it’s Google’s Pizza.
Did I dial the wrong number?
Google: No sir, Google bought the pizza store.
Oh, alright – then I’d like to place an order please.
Google: Okay sir, do you want the usual?
The usual? You know what my usual is?
Google: According to the caller ID, the last 15 times you’ve ordered a 12-slice with double-cheese, sausage, and thick crust.
Okay – that’s what I want this time too.
Google: May I suggest that this time you order an 8-slice with ricotta, arugula, and tomato instead?
No, I hate vegetables.
Google: But your cholesterol is not good.
How do you know?
Google: Through the subscriber’s guide. We have the results of your blood tests for the last 7 years.
Maybe so, but I don’t want the pizza you suggest – I already take medicine for high cholesterol.
Google: But you haven’t taken the medicine regularly. 4 months ago you purchased from Drugsale Network a box of only 30 tablets.
I bought more from another drugstore.
Google: It’s not showing on your credit card, sir.
I paid in cash.
Google: But according to your bank statement, you did not withdraw that much cash.
I have another source of cash.
Google: This is not showing on your last tax form unless you got it from an undeclared income source.
WHAT THE HELL? ENOUGH! I’m sick of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. I’m going to an island without the internet, where there’s no cell phone line, and no one to spy on me …
Google: I understand sir, but you’ll need to renew your passport … it expired 5 weeks ago.
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