Ah, that cafeteria--one of several on the campus: it was like an "it's a small world after all," with stations serving dishes from China, Japan, India, Italy and others that I didn't even get to because my plate got over-full. There was a huge salad bar; there was a place for vegans; there was organic food (some of it grown right there on the Google premises) and a decadent desserts counter. And yes, folks: lunch is free. So are breakfast and dinner. Plus I'm told they do your laundry for you. (A brilliant move, actually, on the part of the founders, to reduce the hassles of daily living so their employees can pour more attention into their work). Munching on my delicious seaweed salad, I couldn't help fantasizing about how much more writing I could get done if only someone would do my laundry and cook my meals.
Seriously, though, Google has already helped my writing life immensely. Because of Google, my research has become exponentially easier and faster. Where before I would have to make trips to the library and search the stacks, or go through newspaper archives on microfiche readers (remember those, folks?) that I could never work properly, or request books through inter-library loans which would then take weeks to arrive, now I can just point and click.
Thanks for that, Larry and Sergey.