Larry Page at University of Michigan Commencement

Larry Page, Google co-founder, gave an seech at the University of Michigan, where he earned his bachelor’s. “You know what it's like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know how, if you don't have a pencil and pad by the bed to write it down, it will […]

Larry Page, Google co-founder, gave an seech at the University of Michigan, where he earned his bachelor’s. “You know what it's like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know how, if you don't have a pencil and pad by the bed to write it down, it will be completely gone the next morning? Well, I had one of those dreams when I was 23. When I suddenly woke up, I was thinking: what if we could download the whole web, and just keep the links and... Amazingly, I had no thought of building a search engine. But, much later we happened upon a better way of ranking webpages to make a really great search engine, and Google was born. When a really great dream shows up, grab it!,” said Larry.