Humor Becomes Them

Become.com is a shopping search engine (previous coverage here). They rent space in an office complex that is now owned by…wait for it….Google. Their sense of humor was not appreciated by the new landlords, apparently……

Become.com is a shopping search engine (previous coverage here). They rent space in an office complex that is now owned by…wait for it….Google. Their sense of humor was not appreciated by the new landlords, apparently…Overlord Small

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

4 thoughts on “Humor Becomes Them”

  1. John, I think of you as being very fair minded. In fact I rely on you for it.

    So here is a question for your fair-minded consideration: I wonder why you assume it was someone from Google who removed the banner – rather than someone from one of the dozen or more companies in the building who might have been a little embarrassed by the banner?

    Speaking only for myself, I know that if I worked for one of those companies, I would have felt very uncomfortable when I saw that sign.

  2. It was taken down by the building maintenance team after the request came from the landlords to remove it. It was all done in good humor and if anyone was embarrassed it just shows that everyone needs to lighten up a bit

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