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A Blast From Our Past

By askdotcom // May 20th, 2013


A few days ago under particularly gorgeous skies, a few dozen intrepid Ask staffers split into groups to take part in a scavenger hunt around downtown Oakland, with the focus being to explore more of our great city. Twenty-four clues awaited each team, and not all were that easy!

Clue number 17 had an unexpected payoff. The clue itself took us to Bittersweet, a chocolate and coffee cafe located on Broadway in the heart of downtown. But beyond the coffee and chocolate, the most delicious discovery was chancing to meet Bittersweet’s owner – none other than Penny Finnie, who was the chief creative officer at Ask Jeeves 20 years ago. In fact, Penny is credited with coming up with the concept of Jeeves, himself!

We could’ve stuck around and visited with Penny the rest of the afternoon, but she had work to do and we had more clues to uncover. The few minutes we had with her were great, though, and all of us plan to go back for another visit soon.

Eric McKirdy, Worldwide Customer Care and Technical Support Manager

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