The power to connect the world: Hector Ruiz on TED.com

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Hector Ruiz talks about his commitment to giving the world access to the Internet. Ruiz is the CEO of AMD, and through AMD’s 50×15 initiative, Ruiz and his company hope to connect 50 percent of the world to the Internet by 2015. Sharing his own extraordinary life story, Ruiz makes the case that access to education is life-changing. (Recorded June 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania. Duration: 19:57.)

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Comments (1)

  • Mark Effinger commented on May 1 2008

    What a wonderfully inspiring voice Mr. Ruiz presents.

    And motivation to be that very same catalyst for our own children.

    I would hope that we would follow his parent’s inspiration in keeping our kids in the flow of knowledge… and creating an environment that encourages real learning… not just book learning. But REAL engaged learning. The kind you only get by exploring with your hands and mind.

    Thanks TED, and Victor.
    Mark Alan Effinger