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How Google Remade the Computer Science Researcher

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John Wilkes, Google

At Google, John Wilkes is building a software system that will drive tens of thousands of machines, orchestrating a worldwide network of data centers. But on Saturday afternoons, he blows glass.

Credit: Ariel Zambelich/Wired

John Wilkes spent a year negotiating his move to Google, and when he finally agreed to join the company, he still didn’t know what he’d be working on.

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