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Eric Schmidt: The Smartest Dope on the Planet

Eric Schmidt used to be CEO of Google. That changed after he put his foot in his mouth so many times that his breath permanently smells like sneakers, forcing Google to move him down to the executive chairman role.

Most of his blunders involve creepy statements about privacy and how Google has a right to invade ours as part of doing business.

His latest gaffe is just plain dumb. Schmidt claims the only way to compute safely is with a Mac. Many make the same argument, and I tend to agree -- I've never had to rebuild any of my three kids' Macs due to an infection.

But doesn't Google have its own line of computers based on the Chrome OS? Schmidt did suggest we use the Chrome browser but also said that it is far from free of flaws. Oh, and wasn't Gmail just hacked big time by the Chinese?

I can't believe Schmidt can be smarter and dumber than me at the same time!

Do you trust Macs more, or has all this patching made Windows just as safe? You're the expert so tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/06/2011 at 1:18 PM


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