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Submission + - Google CEO Urges Grads 'Turn off Your Computers' 1

Hugh Pickens writes: "Google chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt told about 6,000 graduates at the University of Pennsylvania's commencement that they need to find out what is most important to them — by living analog for a while. "Turn off your computer. You're actually going to have to turn off your phone and discover all that is human around us," Schmidt said. "Nothing beats holding the hand of your grandchild as he walks his first steps." Schmidt also urged graduates not to lay out a rigid path for themselves. Rewards will gravitate to those who make mistakes and learn from them. "You can't plan innovation or inspiration, but you can be ready for it, and when you see it you can jump on it and you can make a difference." Schmidt added that members of his generation spent all their time trying to hide their most embarrassing moments while today's generation records and posts all those moments on YouTube, drawing laughter from the crowd. "And I am looking forward to watching these for the next 30 or 40 years.""

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