When nerds attack

October 27, 2008: 2:42 PM ET

The New York Times today reports that the Google guys have added another plane to their arsenal - a state-of-the-art, experimental fighter jet. From what I can make out, Google operates a shadow corporation dedicated to the acquisition and maintenence of the aircraft dedicated to the three potentates who run the enterprise.

Until now, they have had to make do with several passenger jets. They now can call a Bruckheimer-style fighting machine their very own as well. For training purposes only, apparently.

I find myself intrigued by this. Maybe it's just that it's a nice break from the news of the day. Maybe it's the sense that as everybody gets super sober there are still a couple of crazy guys who still push the envelope out there. Or maybe it's the thought that somewhere there's a department in Mountain View that's planning something... something BIG.

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