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Jill has a MA in Clinical Psychology, a BS in Computer Science, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

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Google’s Eric Schmidt tells new grads “Take your eyes off that screen and look into the eyes of the person you love”

May 23rd, 2012

Really. Eric Schmidt, Google Inc’s Executive Charmain told Boston University Students to:

Take your eyes off that screen and look into the eyes of the person you love. Have a conversation, a real conversation.

Read the full article on Huff Post. How do you folks feel about this sentiment coming from Google. It made me raise one eyebrow.

Jill
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J. Olkoski
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.



2 Responses to “Google’s Eric Schmidt tells new grads “Take your eyes off that screen and look into the eyes of the person you love””

  1. Joan Tucker Says:

    Jill, Google is not the only reason I stay glued to the screen There is an addictive quality to the internet in that you can answer most any question, see any place in the world, check out any fact, be up on the news, see the weather instantly, talk to far off relatives, see what your kids are doing etc.
    all today.
    It has in the most addictive and fascinating way become a part of our brain.
    The younger the user the more so. As an older user, I am always amazed at what would have taken miles of travel, a great library and even then probably dated answers to questions is now a click away. But yes to making eye contact, yes to love and yes to getting outside. But at some level I can only thank Google for implementing a curious person’s candy store.
    Joan Tucker

  2. Jill Olkoski Says:

    Ah, so true Joan, so true. The internet is a beautiful thing indeed. A curious person’s candy store…that is a lovely description.



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