One day, Google shareholders will stop putting up with stuff like this. It’s one thing to do it, and another to rub it in everyone’s faces.
They’ll argue internally that these perks make people want to come and work for them. But every study I’ve ever read says that people don’t work for the perks, or even for the best salary. People work somewhere because they enjoy the actual work they do. Specially packaged, trans-fat-free goodies do not get better employees. They just make your shareholders think you are incredibly lame.
Google smugness is at an all time high.
Update: A commenter below points to this story about a Windows Vista soft drink, which I have to say is lame, too, although in a different way.