Google Executive Eric Schmidt tells graduates to go offline for a an hour per day
Schmidt took a strong position in saying that he felt it important to maintain a healthy offline balance in life, and that everyone should
While he emphasized the importance of disconnecting an hour a day to live life outside of the online world, he did praise the students for being "the first fully connected generation the world has ever known. A blessing, not a curse. To connect the world is to free the world."
Check out Schmidt's entire commencement address in the video posted by Boston University.
source: PC Magazine
2. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
lol you won't see the great chef Tim Cook making a speech like that. Go Google!
7. smallcolabear (Posts: 81; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
He is a moron for telling people that they need to connect with the people that are in their physical presence vs. with people that are in cyberspace?? If you can not stay offline for 1 hour a day than you have a serious problem or are very lonely and have no one in your physical presence. People are more dependant on their devices than the people around them it will get as bad as texting "Can you pass the salt please"
8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I was saying Troy is a moron not Eric Schmidt
9. smallcolabear (Posts: 81; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
okay I gotcha sorry I misunderstood I was like really??? but I understand now.
3. Croxy (Posts: 55; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
This is even a better speech than his previous at CES 2012 which was brilliant!
4. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Great speech!!! There is a man of vision for you.
5. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)
Don't look at our advertisements for an hour a day.
I assume Google will give Schmidt a 1/24 pay cut to account for his philosophy.