Honestly, just when you think you’ve heard it all. Spotted via Dirson, apparently Google hires college students to
order pizzas for their "computer science peers" who may be too busy to get up from their computers and eat. From the Google Pizza Program
Google ambassadors identify opportunities to order pizza for their computer science peers, most often around project deadlines or exams. The pizza ambassadors are Google’s
main point of contact, and responsible for making the Google Pizza Program successful at their university.
Apparently, only those in computer science deserve such attention.
Postscript: A search for [google pizza] brings up an amazing number of pages from various colleges where, as part of the requirement of getting pizza, it seems you have to post a picture online. Slice: American’s Favorite Pizza Weblog has a nice overview here, drawing off this Baltimore Sun article with details such as the initial $500 budget that’s given to a school (need more, no problem!) and that the program’s been running for over three years.