Eric Schmidt Could Use a Few Weeks at Yaddo


The WSJ reports that Eric Schmidt, executive chief of Google, is having as much trouble finishing his book on new technology and foreign policy as the average mortal:

“The truth is, I now write during a lot of the meetings that I am in that are boring” and on airplanes, he said, describing the book as being in that “uncomfortable period where we’re writing but we’re not done.”

That uncomfortable period usually known simply as “writing.” The book, which he isn’t even writing by himself, but with the assistance of Jared Cohen, the director of Google Ideas, is called Empire of the Mind: The Dawn of the Techno-Political Age. It’s due to Knopf at the end of the year.