Alan Docherty from The Independent tells the stories of Jon Barker, Elias Torres, and Mark Lyon. All three wrote Gmail "hacks" and were then promptly contacted by Google to ask if they were interested in working for the company. After phone interviews and for one person, a visit to the GooglePlex, none of these "Gmail hackers" were offered jobs.
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