Vic Gundotra is working so hard to not answer questions about Google+ that he almost falls off the earth altogether:
Google Goes Looking For Love - Andy Meek via Fast Company
An interview with Google’s senior vice president for engineering, Vic Gundotra, about Google’s social network Google+ has become a conversation about … the meaning of life.
“If we step back and look at the core problems humanity faces, people just aren’t connected to their passions. But if you can somehow connect a 16-year-old to their passion, get them deeply engaged and excited—that’s how you solve something like poverty,” Gundotra says. “One of the things people love about Google is that we’ve made the impossible an ordinary part of people’s lives.”
I hate to tell you, Vic, but poverty isn’t solvable, per se. It’s inherently built into the entire world economy. To eradicate poverty, you’d have to literally change everything in the world. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy if 16 year-olds want to work to end poverty, but what the hell does that have to do with Google+?