Waking Ideas Publishing - Culture & Critics Corner
Written By Danny Nicolas
Caroline McCarthy is one of 33,000+ employees working at Google. She also keeps a personal blog.
Recently she wrote about the story of how she and her cat came to be together. While boring cat stories are far more common these days, Caroline provides an interesting insight into the Silicon Valley culture.
We have an internal email list at Google called Catpeople, which is pretty much exactly what you’d think it would be. It consists mostly of employees from our Mountain View headquarters, and it’s full of messages about everything from kitty litter preferences to vet recommendations. And there are a lot of messages about cats who need new homes. In Silicon Valley, where there’s a lot of open space on office campuses, it’s not uncommon for feral cat populations to spring up in the backyards of some of the biggest technology companies in the world. Google is no exception, and some employees even started an adoption program called GCat Rescue to place kittens found on our corporate campus with foster or adoptive homes in the area.
She also has fairly decent taste in home decor (which is how I found her blog on tumblr in the first place). She's using tumblr as her blog platform, so there's a fair amount of reposting with short commentary mixed in with her writing.
Published on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.