I got to spend the afternoon at the Google NY offices, and oh man, it’s as awesome as you’ve heard. Besides all the stations set up with old computer models (the Apple IIe and the ’84 Macintosh were definitely there, but I’ll bet there was an Amiga and some other stuff too that I’d never seen in person before — and all of it was functional!) and various ancient tech paraphernalia (HUGE floppies), nerds scootering down the hall, and a lego station in one of the many, many snack areas, there was a wall with two posters, this O’Reilly one with a timeline of the history of programming languages and another timeline of the history of operating systems. So cool, right?
(And yeah, I ate there too. More about that later.)