This guy will come onstage in 20 guess who he is? #w2s on TwitpicJohn Battelle (@JohnBattelle) recently interviewed Sergey Brin, Co-Founder of Google, at the 2009 Web 2.0 Summit. Prior to the interview, Battelle tweeted a pic with the caption “This guy will come onstage in 20 guess who he is? #w2s.” The answer, of course, was Sergey Brin. And below is a video of that interview where Battelle’s first question is about Sergey’s “shoes” (The other 16 minutes are interesting interview material if you’re into Google and Web 2.0, but up to you if you want to watch that!):

Apparently, Sergey has had his blue camo KSO fivefingers for awhile now but recently sprained his ankle while playing Ultimate Frisbee in cleats. So he was wearing his VFFs for comfort. Battelle’s comment, “Those are just … freaky.”


H/T Nikola for alerting me to this video!

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