Comic strip: 10%

Last summer, during my internship at CMP in Prague I drew some xkcd-style comic strips, and I want to share some of them here. I considered starting a different blog for that, but there are too few of them, and they do suck (at least in comparison to Randall's work). However, most of them are programming/research related, so they are appropriate here.

I planned to use them when I would have nothing to post about. This is not the case now (I am planning a couple more posts in a week or so), but this one is topical. It was originally drawn in September 1, 2009 when GMail was not operating for a few hours. From the recent news: Google shuts Google Wave down, admitting their failure predicted by some sceptics (see the image title text).

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2 Response to "Comic strip: 10%"

  1. xelax says:
    28 August 2010 at 15:25

    Nice :)

    Some comments:
    1) As I know in google you can spend 20% of your working time (1 day per week)
    2) on projects that may be handy for google in the future.

    But maybe it is't the case with admins - they are always special creatures :)

  2. Roman V. Shapovalov says:
    4 September 2010 at 13:44

    Well, as far as I know they use the 70/20/10 model, which means:
    * 70% of your working time is dedicated to your main project
    * 20% is spent to a subsidiary project (which may be your pet project or a different Google/GoogleLabs project)
    * you spend the remaining 10% as you wish (e.g. roach races, playing fussball, or flirting with the girls from HR)

    The title of the post refers to the third point, and the image title adds the first one to it.

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