American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur
Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin.
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- The Star Trek computer doesn't seem that interesting. They ask it random questions, it thinks for a while. I think we can do better than that.
- Quoted in Ben Elgin, "Google's Goal: "Understand Everything," BusinessWeek (2004-05-03).
- I have a simple algorithm, which is, wherever you see paid researchers instead of grad students, that's not where you want to be doing research.
- Plenary speech, AAAS Annual conference, San Francisco (February 2007).
- If you look at things like Google Now also. Maybe you want to just have [a question] answered for you before you ask it.
- It's hard to keep things moving. And that's always a big trick. I think for me, the key is setting really big goals. And, you know, with YouTube, I think we've had tremendous leadership, both with the founders and now with Salar, who's been running it.
- Larry Page Q&A Zeitgeist Americas 2012, at the annual Zeitgeist conference in Arizona. Published on October 16, 2012. Answering the question asked by Larry Aidem: "And I'm just curious what you do both at Google and also in the way you've managed the YouTube acquisition, which I think you could look at as one of the most successful examples of somebody buying something and not screwing it up. What's consciously done to keep that ethos, both at the Google level and then at YouTube?"
- Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it
- I don't know how long I would've stayed, to be honest.
- Have a healthy disregard for the impossible.
Quotes about PageEdit
- One flying car seems absurd; Larry Page has three.
- The Verge: "Larry Page is quietly amassing a 'flying car' empire" (19 July 2018)
- Page has long been reclusive, a computer scientist who pondered technical problems away from the public eye, preferring to chase moonshots over magazine covers.
- Mark Bergen and Austin Carr in Bloomberg: "Where in the World Is Larry Page?" (13 September 2018)