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Google's barge glides by where others hit SF snags -
The developers who wanted to build 8 Washington in San Francisco spent seven years lobbying City Hall - winning approval from the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors - only to watch opponents kill the project by putting a successful measure on the November ballot. Google simply started building a four-story barge made of stacked shipping containers flanked by giant white sails on a Treasure Island pier. A statement sent to reporters teased: A floating data center? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Just for the fun of it, let’s build something that looks like the Sydney Opera House after it was subjected to a trash compactor? When I sent Google a request for permission to come on board, an anonymous Google official responded with a refusal and template language about “interactive space.” Interacting with Google is like being the suspect in a TV police interrogation. In a city that requires buildings to be “bird-safe,” how does Google get to stack up, hoist sail and drop anchor without so much as a public hearing? San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission executive Larry Goldzband told me BCDC has “an investigation to determine the permit for that pier that enabled the permit holder to actually do such marine construction.” If some http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/saunders/article/Google-s-barge-glides-by-where-others-hit-SF-snags-5042461.php tell Google to pack up its Erector set and find someplace else to play, the corporation could take its gazillion marbles elsewhere.
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The most amazing achievement of the computer software industry is its continuing cancellation of the steady and staggering gains made by computer hardware industry.
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