Google Hired Vim Author

    April 13, 2006

Never wrote about this, but I sure meant to. And vacation: Time to do it! Anyway, Google hired Bram Moolenaar, the guy who created the text editor Vim, according to Google Blogoscoped.

I know some people swear by Vim, but I could never get into it. Maybe I have a weird version of it, but I just can’t move fast enough with it, due to different keyboard shortcuts than what I’m used to.

Still, Google snaps up another well-known engineer. Next up: Google hires the inventor of those magnetic ribbons. Damn ribbons

Well, Google did hire an Israeli university student and acquired his text search algorithm, beating out Yahoo and Microsoft for the guy. Ori Alon, a student at the University of New South Wales in Australia. had developed Orion, which attempts to determine the most accurate set of results and displays a list of topics related to the original source.

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