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Paul Buchheit: If your product is Great, it doesn't need to be Good  (View post)

Alex Ksikes [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
12 years ago3,419 views

I thought Paul was the inventor of Gmail and AdSense, not just the co-inventor, right?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I picked the word co-inventor because I think a product like Gmail is a combination of many things, like backend software + frontend interaction design, and I believe Paul didn't also do the design and layout (nor, I guess, did he do the full software behind it).

Bart [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Philipp, it would be very interesting to find out what parts of Gmail Paul worked on. Could you?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Bart, have a look: http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-07-16-n55.html
In contrast, here's what Kevin Fox worked on with Gmail: http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-06-02-n56.html

Also:
http://www.crazyengineers.com/mr-paul-buchheit-creator-of-gmail-adsense-friendfeed/
http://paulbuchheit.blogspot.com/2009/01/communicating-with-code.html
http://paulbuchheit.blogspot.com/2009/01/overnight-success-takes-long-time.html

Bart [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Paul, thanks a ton for those links.

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