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December 13, 2012

Michelle Dickinson is NanoGirl

"I like breaking things."


How is it possible that this video had only been viewed 249 times before I happened on it this morning?

What I fear: That Google and Apple will now offer Ms. Dickinson so much in the way of money and resources to work with that finally there will be a package she simply can't refuse.

Because what happens after that — as has been demonstrated over and over again in recent years, witness the fact that Google alone last year bought 79 companies simply to acquire the unique skills of the people who built them and then just let the companies evaporate, putting the new hires to work in various silos around the behemoth — is that her voice will be effectively silenced.

And that would be a crying shame.

[via Becs]

December 13, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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Excuuuse me, but that is Dr. Dickinson to you. And she likes being called that because she worked gosh darned hard to get it.

She is currently roaming the earth but seems to spend much of her time in New Zealand and the UK.

Posted by: Becs | Dec 13, 2012 5:23:12 PM

Behemoth though it may be, Google is better at NOT silencing people than most companies. I would guess that 90% of those companies acquired by Google were started by former Google employees who were encouraged to go start a company so we can buy it back. I know. Two of my kids work there.

Posted by: James Stoertz | Dec 13, 2012 3:51:38 PM

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