It is becoming some sort of a running gag. Eric Schmidt showing up in tv shows, at conferences or at press conferences and then trying to be funny. And unfortunately for him, a lot of the times the jokes are misunderstood. And for a reason.
Though Mr Schmidt I think “in real life” most probably is a funny guy and his jokes might do very well in a bar or at a birthday party, I do think that the CEO of Google should choose his jokes more carefully when he is making a public appearance. His timing sometimes just seems to be wrong. Even though personally I like it, I’m not so sure it’s the best way to go for Google. Last Friday “he did it again”. In an interview at CNN he said about those not liking Streetview “You can move…”. See the interview here:
Update: The Google CEO must have realized that he slipped up (again) and issued a press release yesterday in which he stated:
“As you can see from the unedited interview, my comments were made during a fairly long back and forth on privacy. I clearly misspoke. If you are worried about Street View and want your house removed please contact Google and we will remove it.”
They’re trying to ‘save’ Schmidt here so it seems…