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Top 15 of Eric Schmidt’s Remarkable Quotes

27 October 2010 BY

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Mr Eric Schmidt, now former CEO of Google, is making a habit out of getting quotes into the media which are to say the least ‘interesting’. In some cases they are plain stupid, in other cases remarkable and sometimes predictable.

One ‘slip of the tongue” on CNN, “Streetview the cars we drive only once, you can just move, right?” was corrected by the pr-department of Google who had Schmidt say he “misspoked”. But this surely wasn’t the only ‘mistake’ by Schmidt. Its interesting (and fun) to look back at some quotes of Schmidt in the past year to see how many times he has now said “something remarkable”.

To the Atlantic:

We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about

[Tweet “We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about”]

At a CNBC interview:

[Tweet “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place – Eric Schmidt”]

To the Wall Street Journal:

Every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends’ social media sites.

[Tweet “Every young person 1 day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood – Eric Schmidt”]

In The Colbert Report about his remark about identities (above):

[Tweet “It was a joke, it just wasn’t very good – Eric Schmidt”]

In a CNN Interview:

[Tweet “Streetview the cars we drive only once, you can just move, right? – Eric Schmidt”]

At the Techonomy conference:

[Tweet “Our policy is we try things, we celebrate our failures – Eric Schmidt”]

In The Colbert Report:

[Tweet “Just remember when you post something, the computers remember forever – Eric Schmidt”]

In an interview in Telegraph with Shane Richmond:

[Tweet “You can trust us with your data – Eric Schmidt”]

On the Washington Ideas Forum:

[Tweet “Washington is an incumbent protection machine… The Laws Are Written by Lobbyists – Eric Schmidt”]

In a Wall Street Journal Interview:

I ACTUALLY think most people don’t want Google to answer their questions, they want Google to tell them what they should be doing next – Eric Schmidt

[Tweet “I ACTUALLY think most people don’t want Google to answer their questions, they want Google to tell them what they should be doing next – Eric Schmidt”]

About Facebook data in Telegraph interview:

[Tweet “We are willing to get it one way or another, with or without deal – Eric Schmidt”]

During Google’s third quarter earnings call:

[Tweet “We Want People To Be More Logged Into Google – Eric Schmidt”]

In interview in Telegraph with Shane Richmond:

[Tweet “We don’t have a plan to beat Apple, that’s not how we operate – Eric Schmidt”]

To Venturebeat:

Computers will clearly handle the things we aren’t good at, and we will handle the things computers clearly aren’t good at

[Tweet “Computers will clearly handle the things we aren’t good at, and we will handle the things computers clearly aren’t good at – Eric Schmidt”]

To Venturebeat:

[Tweet “The Internet of things will augment your brain – Eric Schmidt”]

Tell us, what is your favorite? And which other ones have you heard which should be in here?

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Bas van den Beld is a speaker, trainer and online marketing strategist. Bas is the founder of Stateofdigital.com. -- You can hire Bas to speak, train or consult.
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