Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Governor's speech at YVCC's Graduation

Here's the link to her speech.

Here's a quote from it:

In his book, The World Is Flat, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has pulled all these trends together.

He sees a convergence of forces creating a global, web-enhanced playing field that allows for multiple forms of collaboration, the sharing of knowledge, and work in real time without regards to geography, distance or in the near future, even language.

It has, he said, flattened the world

Others call it globalization.

It is the defining characteristic of your generation and this new century.


Today, is a call to action for you. Globalization is no ordinary force, and this is no ordinary time. You can do it—seize the day! You now have your degree, and I hope you’ll think of education as lifelong learning.

In a world as connected as ours, you must.

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