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Yes, new Google employees are called Nooglers

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 20, 2004

Yes, new Google employees are called Nooglers and they get a propellor beanie when hired.

Reader comments

GolightlySep 20, 2004 at 10:02AM

“… by the geek, for the geek…”

Kip IngramSep 20, 2004 at 10:31AM

And they’ll laugh all the way to the bank. The thing about Google that I love is that they’re giving entrenched players like Microsoft and Sun a run for their money. If Google wins, then in a decade or two we’ll need someone to give them a run for their money, but we can cross that bridge then.

shanecavanaughSep 20, 2004 at 1:19PM

I swear on my computer, Kottke, that if all this Google broswer/Google IM speculation doesn’t pan out, I’ll blame you for my shattered hopes.

shanecavanaughSep 20, 2004 at 1:25PM

Oh, and nerdy * 10^100 = that hat.

Scott CraigSep 20, 2004 at 5:32PM

My company gives out copies of TCP/IP for Dummies to everyone on the Development team. The legend
goes that a developer was in a meeting and didn’t know what TCP/IP was so the president made it required
reading. Everyone has a copy on their desk.

Rod HowardSep 20, 2004 at 11:55PM

Do the new employees have to the hat for a certain amount of time after they are hired.

RonoSep 21, 2004 at 8:47AM

They should be called n00glers really :P

MattOct 10, 2004 at 3:14PM

That is me wearing that beanie.

We only wear it for the company meeting Friday.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.