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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2009/07/atlantic-interview-with-eric-schmidt/21113/For the record: I've known Eric Schmidt since the early 1990s, in his pre-Novell and pre-Google days. He and his wife were (and are) Atlantic readers, and I met them at a book event on the west coast; our families have been friends since then. I'm reluctant to say this, both for infringing on their privacy and because it will seem like bragging about now-famous friends. But in the spirit of "transparency" that Schmidt mentions often, including in this brief talk, and to avoid anyone wondering whether I am "concealing" a connection with someone I'm interacting with journalistically here and other times, I note it FWIW.
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