Here is a snippet from a TV program “To Tell The Truth” where people try to guess which one of the three candidates is Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Many people will have tough time to do so even today. The video is from 2000.
Via Slahdot I ended up reading New York Times interview with Sergey Brin. Quote:
Mr. Brin lived in the Soviet Union until he was nearly 6 years old, and he said the experience of living under a totalitarian system that censored political speech influenced his thinking — and Google’s policy. “It has definitely shaped my views, and some of my company’s views,” he said.
I’m sure they meant it different or something got lost in translation (I am not a native English speaker after all), but I don’t see how being under 6 years of age, Sergey could have been influenced by the totalitarian system. The only totalitarian system which kids of that age know about is the system of parental / guardian control.