Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Skunkworks

The "graphing calculator" component of MacOS seems to have been developed by guys sneaking into Apple's HQ?

Interesting quote:
"Skunkworks projects are a long-standing tradition in Silicon Valley. Many engineers work on personal projects in the hope they will be turned into products, even if they've been previously canceled. Companies like Google recognize the tradition, allowing staffers to spend 20 percent of their time on private projects."

20%? You really have to trust that you hired good people to be able to do that.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home