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Goooooooood morning, America!

Friends, I have been lousy at updating the English blog for a while. I have just been too busy, too tired and too overwhelmed with the whole experience of taking ”The Google Code” to the market. I have been interviewed well over thirty times in less than a month, the book and the Google story…

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Time to un-cover the cover

By the way, I have a cover to show you! Can’t believe I haven’t already! Here it is, courtesy of Weyler förlag and the talented designer Elsa Wohlfahrt Larsson. Google has kindly approved of it too. (We asked them, since we are messing around with the logo.)

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Twang!

Yes. Country music. It is very much like ketchup: It doesn’t really go well with a lot of things, but with a few things, it’s just a perfect fit. Meaning: If I’m driving down an American interstate or more precisely the 101 between San Fran and San José, chances are I will have turned that…

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The radio seems to know

Coming back to Kastrup, the Copenhagen airport that is just across the bridge from where we live and therefore often my home airport, my iPod made some interesting choices for me. First: Danish old school pop primadonna Sanne Salomonsen. Then another Danish dish, namely the eighties duo Ray-Dee-Ohh, and their contageous version of ”Love the…

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Stern

I just recently learned that it was a correspondent for the German magazine Stern who was the very first reporter to ever interview Larry and Sergey way back when. Good work, mein Herr! (Does it count as competition that I was really early to do a personal interview with Skype founder Niklas Zennström…?)

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Behind the scenes

In November, I was able to visit The Googleplex in Mountain View, California, for a week. My friend Rick – frequent commentator here – let me use his house on the Redwood Shores for all of my stay, even though he was out of town. He stocked up the fridge too, and had cooked all…

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On translating the book

”The Google Code” or ”Google-koden” as it would be in Swedish, is not likely to be translated to another language. At least not English. Market filled. (But if anyone who speaks both languages volunteers to translate the book for free, starting by using Google Translate, and then editing, I will happily surrender the text!) If…

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The modern Swedish dad

I try to be a modern Swedish dad. Meaning that I intend to take on half of the workload and responsibilities that come with having a family. I have been on paternity leave for two great sessions of eight months each (yes, fairly well covered financially by the government, and yes, we pay a lot…

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Give me your best Google links!

The readership of this page is picking up right away! I would suppose that some of my regulars on andreasekstrom.se are popping in occasionally. Thanks for spreading the word and adding me to your Google and other readers. I might as well assign you all a small task: I thought I’d offer a small and…

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