I knew I could keep my promise to talk more about Ask, because I had a few photos up my sleeve. I was recently enjoying some tequila grilled chicken at Left at Albuquerque down in the Campbell Pruneyard, and I remembered that Ask Jeeves had opened an office in Campbell somewhere. So I did a little searching, and it turns out that the office was very close!
Camera-phone in hand, I nonchalantly approached. First, I saw the sign for Ask Jeeves–I was in the right spot!
As I walked toward the building, I noticed a pretty mini-waterfall. I’m a sucker for that stuff, so I snapped a shot:
Then I entered the building. It was pretty early in the morning, so no one was there. But look at what they do; when the office is empty, they leave a cardboard Ask Jeeves cut-out sitting behind the reception desk. Now that’s just cool:
If they jettison the butler, who will hold down the fort when the office is empty? Because no one was there to answer the door, I reluctantly retraced my steps out of the building. I think it would be neat to visit lots of Silicon Valley offices and take pictures of the digs. Let me know if anyone can get me into TiVo; I used to drive by their building every day on 237.
Update: Awesome! Jeeves knew all along that I saw him minding the reception desk That butler has his stuff together. In fact, it looks like Jeeves has been going on a few field trips on his own. Next, Jeeves and I will team up and see if we can get Jeremy or Tim to let us Eat at URL’s.