Quarter after quarter, we watched in confusion as Google’s capital expenditures soared. We couldn’t figure out where the money was going. Now we know: The bathroom.
FT: At Google’s Mountain View headquarters in California, the lavatories also reflect the corporate values. Earlier this year, the company installed high-tech digital toilets made by the Japanese company Toto. Features include massage, deodorising, an adjustable seat and air drying, all controlled by a loo-side keypad. Apparently the only fly in the ointment for this restroom 2.0 is that the direction of the cleansing water spray (which is naturally gender-specific) has caused considerable confusion.