The Google Podcasts. A 10 part series called The Lost Google Tapes will feature interviews with Larry Page and Sergey Brin conducted in January 2000. All proceeds of advertising go to a new social charter charity.
As it turned out, Page came down with the flu, so I first interviewed Sergey Brin alone for over an hour, then came down two weeks later to interview Larry Page. In the interim I was set up for interviews with Google board members and VC funders, Michael Moritz and John Doerr as well as angel investor Andy Bechtolsheim. Today, of course, any reporter would kill for that kind of opportunity, but at the time it was just another story and so when finished with the article, I threw the tapes of those interviews into this big box and the back of my closet and and didn’t even think about them…. until recently. …..