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The Silicon Jungle by Shumeet Baluja

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-WORKING 9 TO 4-

March, 2009.

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. It was the sort of visit that one actually brought cameras to and literally wrote home about. Few visitors were allowed in through the guarded gates without an explicit invitation. But, today, over 600 potential interns were being herded around the “grounds,” as Ubatoo’s campus was called, and taken on guided tours through all the usual tourist stops created for just this sort of thing. At every stop, whether in front of one of the five-star cafeterias, or in front of signs with names designed specifically with tour groups in mind (“World Operations Monitoring,” “Cyber Crime,” “Web Memory,” “Advanced Research Group”), flashes of cameras were steadily seen.

Of perennial interest to tour groups ...

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