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Larry Page's Vision of the Future

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the you-too-can-be-a-kajillionaire dept.

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adamjh writes "Yesterday, Google co-founder Larry Page gave an amazing talk to the 2005 graduating class of the University of Michigan College of Engineering. In true geek form, I made sure to record Larry's entire speech on my mobile phone in order to share with the Slashdot community a rare glimpse into Larry's thoughts on the past, present, and future -- on topics ranging from dropping out of Stanford to start Google to "Thinking Big" and the abundance of venture capital to traveling to Mars, curing world hunger, and well, much much more."

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EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (-1, Troll)

Amsterdam Vallon (639622) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402871)

I'm a subscriber (and I work with Larry at Google), so I have a copy of the 24MB speech already.

I'm sure the site linked above will be slow or dead by the time you read this, so if you want a copy of the speech in mp3 or ogg vorbis (I've transcoded it to ogg, which is premier for audio since it's free and open source unlike mp3), reply to this message with your spam-proof email address and I'll send it out tonight.

Really, I don't do this kind of stuff often, but this speech is good enough to warrant it. It's a must-listen, Slashdotters.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

Ninwa (583633) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402892)

Much appreciated JBleau@gmail.com Take care! PS: Mod Parent Up

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

papukanghi (519689) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402951)

You dumbasss! Is this spam me if you can or what?

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

Ninwa (583633) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402988)

The name calling was unneccasary, but my response is only: Google's spam filter works quite nicely.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0, Offtopic)

FleaPlus (6935) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403070)

Indeed. I've had my email on the slashdot front page once or twice, and almost no spam gets through the filter.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

rkz (667993) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402898)

I am having problems getting the file, please send it to me, bobNOSPAM@gmail.com and I will upload to a high bandwidth mirror.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402942)

I thought gmail didn't allow public addresses under 6 characters?

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

rkz (667993) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402954)

I was one of the first to get it, and at that time there was no limit on how short it could be.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (4, Funny)

The_Fire_Horse (552422) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402914)

Hello helpful person!
Could you please email 2 copies to me - one is for my cousin.

THANKS IN ADVANCE!

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

FunkyRat (36011) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402925)

Hey thanks! Please send it to funkyrat NOSPAM at gmail.com

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12402957)

Thanks, keep up the good trolling!

Ex-Pope/Queen of England, now a full-time SCO employee.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

(TK)Dessimat0r (668222) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402974)

plz send to !@gmail.com

Yes, that is my real e-mail address, i was one of the first 20 people on gmail.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12402975)

warhawk92@adelphia.net
thanks, mp3 please. its like a podcast

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12402977)

innerspin AT gmail.com Cheers!

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12402986)

hahahahaha..... oh man you crack me up.

obvious troll people.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403015)

You mean he really isn't an Ex-Tom's Hardware, Ex-NASA, Ex-O'Reilly, Ex-MIT employee who now works for Google? I find that hard to believe, just look at his spectacular karma!

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0, Redundant)

alienfluid (677872) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402993)

alright, send over an mp3 to farhan@yootz.com

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

black2d (839906) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403002)

Please send to black2d at gmail.com Thank you

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

dspasovski (232688) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403016)

Troll alert! Troll alert! Put on your mod-parent-troll shields!

+5??? Known Troll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403017)

C'mon people, look at the poster's history. It's nothing but a string of -1s.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

Evangelion (2145) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403022)


Apply s/rogers\.com/gmail.com/ to my account's email address.

Thanks!

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403023)

ben.hiltonsmith AT gmail DOT com

much thanks for doing this

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403029)

First of all, thank you for sending me that mp3. You are a true hero.

**** My thoughts on Larrys speech: ****
I thought it was incredibly refreshing to hear a CEO of a massive company like google talk about some of their company policies ("do no evil") and how this ties in with their vision of the future where google search will be at your fingertips..

eg. reading a newspaper and come across a word you don't understand? Google right there in the page for a definition or wikipedia article, exciting stuff - you must give it a listen.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

thoughtcriminal87 (685816) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403046)

theducknamedhuey at gmail.com

Mod parent DOWN, he's lying. (1)

cynical kane (730682) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403064)

Parent poster has a long history of lying, telling ridiculous stories and otherwise karma whoring. I bet you 100 dollars to 1 donut he doesnt have the file.

Check out, for example, http://slashdot.org/~Amsterdam%20Vallon [slashdot.org] . Note the 11 "-1 Troll" posts in a row.

Torrent? (1)

ArbitraryConstant (763964) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403067)

If we don't have anyone that can handle mirroring it can we set up a torrent? I don't think gmail will allow > 10 mb files.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403076)

cliffmusicinfo@gmail.com

www.clownpenis.fart (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403096)

snl@clownpenis.fart

thx!

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403107)

yes pls , in ogg. steve at burnitbaby.com

Please! (1)

StarKruzr (74642) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403110)

That would be awesome. It looks like the mp3 copies have already been slashdotted and are unavailable.

jtd@starNOSPAMkruzr.com

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

GryphonKlaw (783290) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403117)

You work with Larry Page but have a Yahoo! address? THAT'S TREASON, MAN!!

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

iMacorIBM (708902) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403132)

Great; I'll join the ranks and prefer ogg anyways. Thanks in advance.

Hit me at .ian. /AT/ .ianbmacdonald.com.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

ewithrow (409712) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403134)

weasel@almostsmart.com thanks.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1, Insightful)

Adam Heath (8109) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403138)

What a useless use of even more bandwidth. Instead of trolling for emails, and/or letting other people insert their own email, so spammers can get it, it would be much more useful for everyone if a torrent was posted.

BitTorrent was designed for this sort of thing. Email was not.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403140)

i've got a fancy ass email at google. i'm rtfminc. send it please. me too! me too!

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

thenetbox (809459) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403155)

khurrum1@gmail.com thank you :)

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Obiwan Kenobi (32807) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403166)

eerwin AT gmail dizzot com

Thanks! :)

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0, Offtopic)

Dolly_Llama (267016) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403171)

WTF?

28 Replies and they're all AOL metoo?

If Slashdot were to look down right now, she would see a shark just under her waterskis.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0, Offtopic)

Johnno74 (252399) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403172)

HAHAA!!

Normally I hate trolls, but thats the best trollage I've ever seen. Nice one, had me going until I saw your posting history.

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

Haszak (851135) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403197)

Ian.C.Rae@gmail.com

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

Lost+Found (844289) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403199)

chase dot venters at gmail dot com. Thanks!

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403225)

junkkyy@gmail.com please :)

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403235)

klesser@gmail.com

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

NoGuffCheck (746638) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403243)

no bacon at gmail shizd0t com

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403254)

Good luck getting to everyone. Thanks for doing this!

gadgetman726@yahoo.com

Re:EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT THE FILE (1)

thedustbustr (848311) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403256)

dust3r~gmail;com

you are the man, thank you

LARRY PAGE OWNS YOU (1)

Aeron65432 (805385) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402887)

Funny enough, you blogged a speech by Larry Page it on Blogspot. Of all the blogsites....

Re:LARRY PAGE OWNS YOU (1)

mOoZik (698544) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402945)

Don't forget Sergey Brin! ;):D

Re:LARRY PAGE OWNS YOU (3, Informative)

bsharitt (580506) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402960)

MP3 direct dowload here [pair.com]

Well.... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12402888)

fp bitches haha CMdr taco has a hot peneis. fp.

Drop out..... (5, Funny)

wpiman (739077) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402890)

Well- seems he dropped out of Stanford. Seems all the successful CEOs drop out- Gates, Ellsion, and Page. Seems all the people he was preaching to are already doomed to be losers.

Re:Drop out..... (3, Informative)

learn fast (824724) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402936)

Don't forget Dell, Jobs, Ballmer... also drop-outs

Re:Drop out..... (5, Informative)

whh3 (450031) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403255)

He dropped out of GRADUATE school. There's a difference. Bill Gates never finished undergrad.

From the google website:
(http://www.google.com/intl/en/corporate /execs.htm l#larry [google.com] )
"Page became an honors graduate from the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering, with a concentration on computer engineering."

"While in the PhD program in computer science at Stanford University, Page met Sergey Brin and together they developed and ran Google, which began operating in 1998. Page went on leave from Stanford after earning his master's degree."

Peak oil (again) (0, Offtopic)

s1234d (542588) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402891)

I know I'm sounding like a broken record, but Peak Oil is going to prevent all this amazing sounding stuff in the future. We're going back to the Middle Ages and we need to find the best ways of dealing with that.

Re:Peak oil (again) (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12402904)

Do you find peace and comfort predicting the downfall of modern society? You'll just grow old and be a miserable loser while everyone else is fucking in their private space station.

Re:Peak oil (again) (3, Funny)

wpiman (739077) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402906)

Well damn... I gues it is time to invest in that oxen farm......

Re:Peak oil (again) (4, Insightful)

ardor (673957) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403010)

I know I'm sounding like a broken record, but while Peak Oil is likely to happen, it will NOT prevent the stuff he is talking about, it will delay it.

Middle Ages are a thing of the past. You need to get rid of ALL SCIENCE, of all technical achievements, of all cultural changes, reinstall the church as the supreme power....

While it is wise to take Peak Oil seriously, doomsaying won't help anyone. Oh yes, a crisis is likely, it will result in drastic cuts in energy until alternative energy sources are fully installed. When fusion power becomes feasible, we're back on track again.

Re:Peak oil (again) (1)

StarKruzr (74642) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403147)

Really "all" we have to do is move the energy economy away from petroleum. If we make the right investments now, we'll be okay with a minimum of pain.

ruby on rails (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12402893)

is great, much like php, for doing 'hello, world' stuff

using active record is awesome

writing a dated framework (struts) in ruby is truly an earth-shattering achievement

weakly-typed languages are the wave of the future for enterprise development

Thanks (1)

sammykrupa (828537) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402909)

In true geek form,

From one geek to another: Thanks!

Textual transcript, anyone? (2, Interesting)

rice_burners_suck (243660) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402919)

You must have boatloads upon boatloads of bandwidth to be able to post something like that right on the front page of Slashdot.

I'll wait a few hours before hitting that link, but man, I wish there were a textual transcript of the same, because that would be easier to analyze, quote, and reference.

Re:Textual transcript, anyone? (1)

he-sk (103163) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403189)

I'd like a textual transcript, too. Much easier to digest, at least for me.

Re:Textual transcript, anyone? (2, Interesting)

siobHan (26220) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403242)

Well, there is boatloads of bandwidth, but I don't think he'd like to see his bill.

About 8GB was transferred in about 18 minutes, before it was shut down.

J

Well... (3, Funny)

Xarius (691264) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402921)

<Insert Obligatory wailing and crying and gnashing of teeth about another google-related story on the front page here>

Conspiracy (2, Funny)

AndrenidEnder (837536) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402937)

Someone's vision for the future next to the story about the time travellers' convention.

Re:Conspiracy (1)

rewinn (647614) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403236)

Hopefully the time-traveller's convention will include a panel on the future.

Larry Paige's recent activities (3, Informative)

Daniel294 (880513) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402946)

It seems that Mr. Paige has gone on a philonthropic course lately (not that that's a bad thing). At the FIRST robotics competition in Atlanta, he made a 15 minute long speech with some great messages (although I thought his delivery was sub-par). Among them, he pledged money from www.google.org to FIRST. He is very inspiring. Larry, from FIRST to you, thanks. -Daniel

Consumption Junction? (1)

alienfluid (677872) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402949)

Hmmm .. at least someone shares my interest in Consumption Junction [consumptionjunction.com] . For those who are wondering what the heck I'm talking about, check out this guy's blog title.

In other news (-1, Flamebait)

jb.hl.com (782137) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402953)

geek_man_2382 writes: "Google is Jesus! I saw it myself! Larry Page came to my house and I was like "sup" and he was like "I'm going to cure world hunger and shizzit" and I was like "sweet dude". And then he walked on water and tore up some loaves and fishes and died and was resurrected and shit. It's that whole "do no evil" thing he has, you know..."

*bangs head on desk at another fucking Google cocksucking story on Slashdot*

Jesus guys, you may as well change it to "Googledot: Google google Googles. Google google googles." Every single day another story about how absolutely marvellous Google is and how they're going to make the whole Internet better and they're doing it all out of the kindness of their hearts. I can honestly say I don't give a flying fuck what Google is doing today, I come here to read tech news and discussion, not a load of geeks droning on about how this one company is going to perform miracles.

PLEASE stop with the Google stories. I beg of you. I swear I see the word "Google" so much now that the word has lost all meaning, it's just a random string of letters. I'll pay you to stop with the fucking Google stories, or at least think of a way so that I can't see them!!! PLEASE!!!!

Re:In other news (1)

CypherXero (798440) | more than 9 years ago | (#12402987)

You blog is on Blogger...which is owned by Google. Looks like Google owns YOU!

Re:In other news (3, Insightful)

jb.hl.com (782137) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403025)

Heh, I have a GMail account too...doesn't mean I worship everything Google does though, as Slashdot seems to do now. It seriously is becoming a site for Google and Apple fanboys, and very little else. The only reason I'm still here is because I'm thoroughly addicted to this place :)

And of course, Taco/Timothy/Neal etc don't listen to what the users of Slashdot actually want...I'm fairly sure daily Google updates is fairly low on most peoples' list of priorities :)

Re:In other news (1)

CypherXero (798440) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403108)

In your user preferences, you can choose which topics you don't want to see on the front page. You can block Google stories on the front page alltogether if you want.

Re:In other news (4, Informative)

jb.hl.com (782137) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403130)

No. You can't. If you look in your user prefs, you'll notice that that option has miraculously disappeared. you can now only block by section.

Re:In other news (1)

jb.hl.com (782137) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403038)

Haha, flamebait...cool.

Don't see many flames, do you?

Re:In other news (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403060)

"Jesus guys, you may as well change it to "Googledot: Google google Googles. Google google googles." Every single day another story about how absolutely marvellous Google is and how they're going to make the whole Internet better and they're doing it all out of the kindness of their hearts."

It's a pleasant change from "Microsoft does everything wrong" and "here's our 303rd story about how SCO hasn't produced any evidence." stories that perpetually orbited Slashdot.

It's not that I disagree with you, but Slashdot always has a fad to chase. I remember when every week it was headline news that Mozilla incremented the version number.

If only there was a way to block entire topics (0)

0racle (667029) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403061)

If only the Slashdot editors had written some way of blocking stories some people didn't want to see.

Re:If only there was a way to block entire topics (0)

jb.hl.com (782137) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403165)

They did. And then they removed it.

Re:In other news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403099)

How is it not tech news?

Plus you have a gmail and blogspot account.
What a hippacrit!!

Re:In other news (0)

jb.hl.com (782137) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403148)

Heh, I didn't say I don't like Google, I said I'm sick about hearing about how wonderful Google is all the fucking time...

Also, learn to spell.

Re:In other news (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403124)

Down to -1 where you belong asshole.

Do us all a favor and THE NEXT TIME YOU BANG YOUR HEAD ON A DESK make SURE THERE ARE NAILS STICKING OUT.

Re:In other news (2, Interesting)

jb.hl.com (782137) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403177)

Thank you for your kind comments regarding my post. Would you care to elaborate as to what was wrong with it?

Google - GoogleGoogleGoogle! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12402965)

GoogleGoogleGoogleGoogle.

GoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogle Go ogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoog leGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogle .

Google!GOOGLEGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogle.

g00gl3.

Re:Google - GoogleGoogleGoogle! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12402984)

mod parent up!

ENOUGH GOOGLE ALREADY (-1, Redundant)

green pizza (159161) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403001)

Having Google shoehorned into the end of that Silicon Valley Cafeteria post was bad enough.

We get it. Google is teh roxx0r. Move on. Please.

Re:ENOUGH GOOGLE ALREADY (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403156)

So? Some people think cucumbers taste better pickled.

Google more now. (1)

Saeed al-Sahaf (665390) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403216)

Listen, you heretic, your day of reckoning will come. Don't you know thou art a subject of the divine, created in the image of The Google, by The Google, for The Google? Let us be thankful we have Google. Google more. Google more now. Google. And be happy. Remember, you have nowhere to go. Google is here to protect you.

Page's Take on Business (5, Interesting)

Pavan_Gupta (624567) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403043)

I couldn't agree with Page more ..

larry page: "I know a lot of you are planning on going to business school, but I don't think you need to go to business schoool"

larry page: "I just read a bookshelf of business books"

From a man worth 7 billion dollars, it sure seems to me like his statement on how to run a business is pretty reputable.

Re:Page's Take on Business (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403089)

Right ... you know that Google had to hire a professional CEO a long time ago because Larry and Sergey couldn't hack it by themselves, right? They're smart people, but if they hadn't been the ones to found the company they wouldn't be at the top of the org chart, they would be run-of-the-mill Ph.D. researchers near the bottom.

Re:Page's Take on Business (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403125)

just because a successful business man says don't bother going to b-school doesn't mean he's right. it depends very much on what he said in context. if by "don't go, i just ready books," page meant "don't go to b-school to gain business knowledge, because it's better to gain experience," then his advice is probably a good one. if the message you took home is that someone became successful without going to b-school and he said don't bother, so b-school is useless, then that's not a very smart interpretation of his message.

i know it's not quite the same thing, but a lottery-winning millionaire simply recommending "don't bother to take jobs, just buy lottery tickets" and listening to it simply because he/she is wealthy is dumb, don't you think?

Re:Page's Take on Business (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403141)

Uh, Page is NOT Google's CEO. You might want to overcome your blissful ignorance and research whether or not Google's CEO did in fact go to business school.

Re:Page's Take on Business (1)

mnemonic_ (164550) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403183)

Interestingly, what Larry Page did emphasize was the fact that their CEO has a PhD in computer science, not his business background.

Re:Page's Take on Business (3, Insightful)

Concerned Onlooker (473481) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403231)

From a man worth 7 billion dollars, it sure seems to me like his statement on how to run a business is pretty reputable.

I doubt that you'd base most of your other decisions based on one data point. Why do it now?

For every successful dropout there are thousands who are very unsuccessful. Too often we point to these sui generis cases and say "see! I don't have to go to school." The drop-out, under-educated successful type happens, but it's not the norm.

Anyone... (2, Interesting)

jgold03 (811521) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403045)

want to write a transcript of the message for us... ...please :)

Transcript? (0, Redundant)

Tirinal (667204) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403059)

For those of us unable to listen to auditory files for whatever reason, could someone write up a transcript of some sort?

Many thanks.

I was there too (though I've not graduated) (5, Interesting)

mnemonic_ (164550) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403079)

I found it pretty underwhelming. Page is not a great speaker he's a geek. There were several ums and 4-second awkward pauses, unlike the other speeches (by students and others). He fumbled with words at times and it seemed he had barely rehearsed. And the content was nothing fantastic. "Take risks, space flight is cool [cheers from aero majors], my parents met in a coop [icc.coop] , how many of you would work for Google if we opened an Ann Arbor office, blah." It was nice, somewhat encouraging but to me, his manner of speaking made the whole thing fall flat. He gave not pearls of wisdom, but offhand comments on fun bits of tech.

Wall Street will get them (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12403144)

He thinks that he owns it. The truth is that Wall Street has root privaleges already.

LOLJEWS (0, Offtopic)

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_ _ __ /. . . . . . . { AND INJECTS VARIOUS MUTAGENS INTO YOUR BLOODSTREAM THROUGH
_ _ _ /. . . . . . . .} ITS RAZOR-SHARP CLAWS WHERE IT REACTS WITH YOUR
_ __ /. . . . .\/\ /\ { VAST RESERVES OF FAT AND BLUBBER
_ _ |. . . . . .;``"``\
__ /. . . . . . / ; ; ;| NOBODY IS SAFE FROM THE PENISBIRD, AND IT
_ |. . . . . . / ; ; ; | FUCKING HATES ALL SLASHDOT USERS
_ \ . . . ._.-`|; ; ; ;|
_ /`-..--`` a a| ; ; ; | YOU ARE NEXT, YOU FUCKING FAT, FILTHY PIG
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_| a a a a a a | ; ; ; /_ _ _ _ ,--........,, FUCKING POST, YOU FUCKING
_|a a a a a a / ; ; ; ; _ _ _ .' . . . . . -='. BASTARD ASCII.. I CAN'T BELIEVE
_| a a a a a / ; ; ; / _ _ _ _\ . . . . . . . : THIS FUCKING STUPID LAMENESS
_|a a a a a/` ; ; ; \ _ _,==" .\ . . . . . . .' FILTER, WHAT AN ARSEFUCKING COCKLORD
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_|a a a.___~' \ \-~| | o ./,\.` .\. . . _.' WHAT KIND OF SHIT NAME
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ppp. . . ./,\ / /_,)") FUCKING CMDRTACO, YOU FUCKING FAT BASTARD
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ppppp|; .;| Penisbird/. 1.3
pppp | y .| ===============
pppp |;|\ |
ppp_ |/' \| LETS GET IT ON, MOTHERFUCKERS.

Trollkore
"I hate you, I hate your country, and I hate your face!"


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What, no American Fascism? (-1, Troll)

torpor (458) | more than 9 years ago | (#12403224)

Honest, you can't talk about the future without accounting for America's dismal direction.

Not flaming, honest. Show some balls!
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