The Washington Times - January 20, 2011, 05:44PM

It was a simple Twitter message: “Day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!” But the sender, Eric E. Schmidt, was saying a whole lot more when he added a link to the disclosure that he will become “executive chairman” of the search-engine and e-commerce giant.

“As Executive Chairman,” Mr. Schmidt wrote, “I will focus wherever I can add the greatest value: externally, on the deals, partnerships, customers and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership that are increasingly important given Google’s global reach; and internally as an advisor to Larry and Sergey,” the latter two being Google’s co-founders: Larry Page, who’ll become CEO and Sergey Brin, who’ll focus on “strategic projects” with the title of Co-Founder.

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Mr. Schmidt is a longtime veteran of technology who graciously paid a visit to The Washington Times’ offices about 13 months ago, speaking with several reporters and editors. Here’s a link to the story we published about that visit.