Paul Kedrosky caused me to do a double-take on a Financial Times article on Google's hiring plans in Europe. Apparently, in a struggle to make itself look like Father Christmas, Google's head of engineering in Europe had this to say:
We are not seen correctly in Europe. My impression is that Google is seen as a big US company that is here to make money.
Um...yes. That would be correct. In fact, that would be Google's absolute shareholder responsibility. Am I missing something?