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Visiting Google: the digital city-state

By Tom Chatfield  

Even though I’ve visited its offices in London before, I never really thought of Google as something that takes up physical space in the way that a bank or a retail chain does. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA—the Googleplex—has changed all that, thanks to the weekend I’ve just spent there for the SciFoo Camp, an extravaganza for a glittering array of scientific writers and thinkers organized by Tim O’Reilly, and graciously hosted by the world’s most famous technology company.…

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