"I'm Feeling Lucky" is a more personal book; It gets a LOT more into the nitty-gritty of personal politics, which can be interesting in a ValleyWag way, but didn't necessarily make me feel like I understood Google in a more meaningful way.
I got a lot of insight into Edwards' family, his mindset, and a much lower-level view into the Google offices.. But if you're only going to read one, read the Levy book.
That's the feeling I get from the author's last few posts that have made it to the top of HN.
It seems very superficial and focused on how he felt versus something substantial.
Every time I visit a foreign country and use a local computer there, the default search language is in this local language (in spite of me being logged in into my non-local google account). One can click to search in English, but the next search is shown in this language again. And "google.com" redirects to "google.local country". If you stay abroad long enough, it is a great way to learn some Pavlov reflexes in obsessive clicking.
Definitely a first world problem, but if someone could let folks like me know how to address that issue, that would wonderful.
at least you have google.com in english everywhere in one click.
but me russian in the netherlands won't get google.ru in russian link automatically. (?)