At Google, Burn Things Up With Giant Lens During Lunch

 - Apr 10, 2009
References: googleblog.blogspot
Here’s why it would be cool to be a Googler: You get to buy giant magnifying lenses and burn things up while on "lunch hour."

"A. Googler" writes: It’s like when you were a kid and tried to burn ants with a pocket magnifying glass--but 400 times stronger.

Yup, allowing employees to burn things on the clock has nothing to do whatsoever with making Google a better company. It was cool and they could afford it, so they did it. On the other hand, that’s sometimes the best way to release creativity...