afternoon. My remarks at this moment in our Commencement rituals are
officially titled a "Report to the Alumni." The first time I delivered
them, in 2008, I was the only obstacle between all of you and J.K.
Rowling. I looked out on a sea of eager children, costumed Dumbledores,
and Quidditch brooms waving impatiently in the air. Today, you await
Mark Zuckerberg, whose wizardry takes a different form, one that has
changed the world,
Sixty years ago today, a young woman spoke about the speed of technological change as she presented the first television broadcast of its kind. She described the moment as a landmark:
"Television has made it possible for many of you to see me in your homes on Christmas Day. My own family often gather round to watch television as they are at this moment, and that is how I imagine you now."