Craig Silverstein, Google's first employee, discussed a number of technology trends and talked about Google more broadly at Gainesville Florida, where he was for his 20th high school reunion. Among other things, he reportedly said that "search" is no longer the right term for what the company does:
"Today Silverstein serves as the director of technology for Google, which has grown into a multi-billion-dollar company involved in everything from e-mail to e-book publishing. Silverstein said " search" is no longer the right word to describe the company's work. "The word that we think about is "information" — what kind of information do you need in life," he said.
Another interesting tidbit reported from Silverstein talk was: " Mark my words: In 10 years, almost all the searches that you do are going to be from a phone — or from a phone-like device that hasn't been invented yet . . ."