Buzz of Google’s ‘intellectual bumblebee’: Vint Cerf

It was almost certainly one of the simplest interviews that Google has ever conducted. The Silicon Valley giant, famous for its punishing hiring process and exacting standards, received a short email asking a straightforward question. “Do you need any help?” it said. A one-word response – “yes” – was enough to secure a job with the company.It was unusual in many respects, of course: the man saying yes was Google chief executive Eric Schmidt – and the man asking the question was Vint Cerf, the pioneering researcher commonly regarded as one of the founding fathers of the internet.

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