The authors of “How Google Works” have given electronic versions of “How Google Works” to all Google employees. Since I had already purchased a copy via pre-order, to make life interesting, I’ve decided to give my Google Play coupon code to someone via an electronic lottery. (Edit: the coupon code will only work for people with Google accounts in the US; if you live outside of the US, my apologies, but the coupon code will not work for you.)
I will be using the procedure documented by RFC-3797 to select someone from the list of people who have sent-email to firstname.lastname@example.org, snapshotted at Noon US/Eastern on Friday, September 26th, 2014, using as inputs into the RFC-3797 algorithm: (1) the daily volume of GOOG on September 26th, 2014 as reported by finance.google.com, (2) the daily volume of GOOGL on September 26th, 2014 as reported by finance.google.com, and (3) the Massachusetts Powerball Lottery Numbers for September 27th, 2014. If any of these values are not available for any reason, the values for the next trading day or lottery draw will be used.