Techie office accoutrements like razor scooters and free food faced mass extinction at the end of the last dot-com boom nine years ago. Google brought them back in full force, judging from pictures of its New York office.
Business Insider has the full, 29-picture photo tour. Google has been outfitting its various offices like this for a while, but it's always an eye-openingly retro experience to actually see the office trappings of the hugely profitable company. Below, find our five favorites, the ones that really take us back to the days of Webvan and Pets.com. We mock, of course, because we're insanely jealous.
The reception area is straightforward enough...
Google takes a systematic approach to free snacks. A less successful dot-com would just have pre-wrapped candy and open/stale cereal boxes and so forth.
"We've hired a substitute short-order cook named David Chang. Apologies in advance if he screws up your lunch."
Of course there are razor scooters.
The requisite exposed brick. Plus a can of of kerosene in case you should ever feel disgruntled. Don't be evil!