3 years ago today, I joined Google+
This must have been an automated message that was sent to Ben Anderson (@cnctNow) on Twitter.
Now I have 3,594 people following me and I follow 3,308 people.
Google is known as a place where engineers get to spend one day a week working on projects that aren’t necessarily in their job descriptions. Many of Google’s innovations are products of this ‘free time’.
I did not realize this idea was not a Google invention. According to LifeHacker the Post-It note was developed at 3M under a similar program that has been in place since 1948 and HP’s 10% program may even be older.
But it took Dilbert to put this in perspective for me.