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Google Engineer Who Disses Google+ Looks Up To Jeff Bezos

Steve Yegge, the Google engineer who accidentally made public post on Google+ calling Google+ an afterthought, is now making headlines for using Google+ to praise Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for his intelligence.

Though his post was not public, Gizmodo reported Yegge’s experience of meeting Bezos: “Bezos is so goddamned smart that you have to turn it into a game for him or he’ll be bored and annoyed with you…He will outsmart you. Knowing everything about your subject is only a first-line defense for you. It’s like armor that he’ll eat through in the first few minutes. He is going to have at least one deep insight about the subject, right there on the spot, and it’s going to make you look like a complete buffoon.” (Wonder what Bezos thought of Yegge’s little Google+ is an afterthought comment).

Gizmodo agreed with Yegge’s post and went so far as to compare Bezos to Superman nemesis Lex Luthor. Here is more from the blog: “…when I watched Bezos unveil the Kindle Fire, I felt what Yegge felt. He looked like he was enjoying himself, but he also had the aplomb of a man who didn’t have to try very hard at anything. He didn’t need fancy graphics or heaps of data, because he knew just how good his thing was, and how smartly it’d been made.”

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