Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Tells Penn Graduates to Turn off Their Computer and Phones (VIDEO)

On Monday (May 18), Eric Schmidt, Google chairman and chief executive officer, delivered the 2009 Commencement Address and talked about:

  • his gratitude for Penn for the invention of ENIAC
  • the quality of the Penn interns that work at Google
  • this generation as the Google and Facebook generation
  • how the future will have us walking around with ipods with over 85 years of video storage
  • how success is about being ready for opportunities that come before you
  • how it is important for everyone to turn off your computers and phones and discover all that is human around us

Around minute 6:15, Eric talks about how Penn was struggling 20 years ago.  I am not exactly sure what he is referring to.  Anyone want to chime in on this?

More covereage from the Daily Pennsylvanian HERE

Check out videos from this year and previous Penn graduations HERE

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