Douwe Osinga's Blog: Going home

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Every party got the end sometime. This Friday I'm flying home. Google Zurich here I come. Google Headquarters is a wonderful place to work and I'm sure I'll miss it. The concentration of wonderfully smart people, the toys, the excellent food, the great weather, the interesting tech talks. Google is like Silicon Valley, only more so. But Zurich will be great too - like a startup from within. But first there are some other things.

I'll arrive in Amsterdam at 11:35 jetlagged and all and will be meeting some friends from 19:00 to 21:00 or so, if you want to come, it's in Gent aan de Schinkel. Then Sunday my wife and I will take the night train to Denmark, where I'll visit the readme conference and festival and present a paper on the mapped web. It should be fun, also the festival afterwards.

Then a week later, it is moving time and living in Zwitserland will start. Going home. The old Douwe Egberts commercial said: home is where you drink Douwe Egberts. With the Senseo being sold everywhere, this has taken a whole new meaning. Or maybe not.