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Nick Wing­field at the New York Times just broke the news that I’m going to Google.  On one hand, of course this is tremen­dously excit­ing; Google is a com­pany of grand ambi­tions and bril­liant peo­ple.  On the other hand it has been hard— very hard— to detach emo­tion­ally from Microsoft.  The company’s lead­er­ship has been con­sis­tently good to me over these past eight years, and it has been a time filled with cre­ativ­ity and growth and good friends.  It’s painful to leave behind so many won­der­ful ongo­ing projects, and even more so to leave behind such a great team.

The hard­est deci­sion of my life.

thank you ellen


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  1. Moment cap­tured by the bril­liant Ellen Forney.

  2. Con­grats Blaise! Are you mov­ing to California?

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  6. Kudos on the move. It’s a sad state­ment about Microsoft to be loos­ing tal­ent like your­self. You should have been the solu­tion for the Ballmer suc­ces­sion plan.

  7. Con­grat­u­la­tions Blaise! Maybe next time we are the USA we will be able to see San Fran!

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  10. Jonathan says:

    Con­grats on your new role! Any word on what you’ll be work­ing on at Google?

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  13. HakunaMatata says:

    I’m sure Google won’t dis­ap­point you ...

  14. Con­grat­u­la­tions, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, on this career deci­sion! You are my hero, wher­ever you may go!

    Best wishes for pro­fes­sional ful­fill­ment of your incred­i­ble tal­ents with the new envi­ron­ment. I hope the good peo­ple at Google real­ize the vast poten­tial you afford them into the future and are able to be given full oppor­tu­nity to real­ize your talents.

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  16. Really sad that you’re going out but con­grat­u­la­tions on your new life at Google. Thanks for cre­at­ing some awe­some projects like Pho­to­synth! :) On which part are you work­ing with them? Robot­ics? X-Lab? Chrome? Android? was curi­ous to about this...

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  18. Tony Chor says:

    Con­grat­u­la­tions!

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  21. Con­grats! You’ll enjoy the change.

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  23. Johan Liedgren says:

    Con­grat­u­la­tions — and happy to hear no one is retir­ing any­time soon.

  24. Ken Perkins says:

    Con­grat­u­la­tions! It was a joy cross­ing paths with you and I wish you the best!

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  27. Nate Lawrence says:

    Blaise, I hope you find suc­cess wher­ever you go.

    You wouldn’t be leav­ing Microsoft unless the oppor­tu­ni­ties at Google made more sense for you or unless you’d expe­ri­enced road­blocks inter­nally at Microsoft, I sus­pect. RW/W?

    That said, this is a pretty sad day for those of us who were glad that some­one of your qual­ity was at Microsoft.

    Carry on.

  28. Jake says:

    Excit­ing news. Con­grat­u­la­tions. Are you mov­ing to SFO? Many din­ners to come. And the best choco­late in the US.

  29. Mark Dawson says:

    Con­grats Blaise, I expect to see big dog robots run­ning through the streets cap­tur­ing Google synths in no time :)

  30. Con­grats and best wishes!

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  32. Phil Simon says:

    Best of luck in the new gig. Amaz­ing things await.

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  35. Irada says:

    All the best to you, Blaise! I am look­ing for­ward to your future feats.

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  38. Renato says:

    I wish you success!

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  40. Mira Lane says:

    And so begins your next adven­ture, i can’t wait to see what you cre­ate next.

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  43. Con­grats, very intrigued on what you will be work­ing on! can’t wait.

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  45. Con­grats!

    I hope you find suc­cess wher­ever you go. I’ve been acquainted with you when I’ve been research­ing on GIS/MAP sys­tems. Actu­ally, I have to say that, I was shocked when I saw such as qual­ity ser­vice from Microsoft. I think the world will be bet­ter with your new role!

    Greet­ings from Turkey!

  46. Con­grats with this move! Matrix becomes a real thing ;)

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  48. Con­grat­u­la­tions!

  49. blaise says:

    Dear friends: thank you so much for your con­grat­u­la­tions! It has been an over­whelm­ing day (in the best way). Feel­ing very lucky.

    • Frank says:

      Echo to Don’s com­ment. Although not directly, but work­ing with Don on the project and meet­ing with you dis­cussing design was the most inspir­ing things in my years of work­ing in Microsoft. No mat­ter where you go, I wish you all the best. Go Blaise!

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  53. John says:

    Blaise, I wish you the best for your new endeavor. It was great to have you at MSFT and I enjoyed the depth you brought out in your talks both inter­nally and exter­nally. All the Best ! — Cheers — John

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  55. Lelala says:

    If Google is call­ing, then Google is indeed call­ing. Then you have to go ;-)
    Regards

  56. Rahul Sood says:

    Only wish we could have spent more tome together at Microsoft. best of luck in your new job.

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  58. Don Barnett says:

    I am hon­ored to have so many mag­i­cal moments ideat­ing with you. We made sci­ence and art sing.

  59. Nathan Kling says:

    Con­grat­u­la­tions Blaise — I’m excited to see where this leads.

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  67. Bill Crow says:

    Wow, huge news! So very sad to see you leave Microsoft, but con­grats on what I’m sure will be a great new adventure!

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  72. WanderMom says:

    See you in the Troll Cafe then :)

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  75. Con­grat­u­la­tions Blaise!!

  76. Con­grat­u­la­tions! I always knew you would end up doing amaz­ing things!

  77. Con­grat­u­la­tions Blaise!

  78. Aside from a likely fan­tas­tic move... how bas as$ to make it in the NYT­blog bit! Sin­cere congrats.

  79. Ala Shiban says:

    Keep the magic com­ing @Google Blaise. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  80. Excited and happy for you... You are already missed around here

  81. I’m sure you’ll do great things there but I’m sorry to hear Microsoft lost you.

  82. Adam Sohn says:

    I choose to remain in denial for an as yet unde­ter­mined amount of time ;-)

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