December 10, 2008
Navigate here and you can see pix of Google’s new Reston, Virginia, offices. Now navigate to Flickr and run a query for Google offices and compare what you see. I did and my reaction was that Google Reston looks a bit like a building built for government consultants and decorated with a bit of the discount hotel approach to interior design. The food area looked like the breakfast buffet at the Holiday Inn Express in Reston. Quite a change from the Mountain View headquarters in my opinion. Is Google going Spartan to match government customers’ expectations for penny wise vendors or one more sign that the GOOG is pinching pennies?
Stephen Arnold, December 9, 2008