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Eric Schmidt: “It was a joke, it just wasn’t very good”

He may not look like one of the funniest people out there (or maybe he does?) but Eric Schmidt at least tries to be humorous. Even though that humor is not always spot on. A few months ago he stated that youngsters would or could be changing their names in the future to erase what they did on the web.

Two days ago Eric Schmidt appeared on the American TV show “The Colbert Report” from comedian Stephen Colbert. There they discussed in a light way some critical topics, like privacy. When Schmidts’ remark came up Schmidt simply said: “It was a joke, it just wasn’t very good”. Spot on Eric, it wasn’t. Still, you have to admire the man stepping up on to the plate again and again. Watch the interview below.

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Bas van den Beld is an award winning Digital Marketing consultant, trainer and speaker. He is the founder of State of Digital and helps companies develop solid marketing strategies.