Archive for Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Yahoo! editor, LHS alum featured

July 11, 2006


Srinija Srinivasan, who grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High School, appeared earlier this month in a Parade magazine story about Americans who immigrated to the United States.

Srinivasan, editor-in-chief of Yahoo!, told the magazine about being born in Chandigarh, India, and moving to Lawrence when she was 3 months old, as her father had landed a job as a math professor at Kansas University.

She attended college at Stanford University, then studied in Japan for six months.

"It was there I met Jerry Yang and David Filo," she told Parade. "In 1995, Jerry and David asked me to join them in a venture called Yahoo! We felt we were yahoos, because we really didn't know what we were doing. But they had a vision of where the online world was going and asked me to organize the sorting system for a table of contents to the Internet.

"It's not like we said, 'We're going to create a hierarchy for the sum total of human knowledge.' We just wanted to help bring the Internet to life. I think we've done that."


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