Say What? The Week's Top Five IT Quotes
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"A lot of people right now are upset with us over these changes, and I take that really seriously."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressing the company's rapid and ongoing growth as Facebook announced new privacy controls in an effort to quell a heated controversy. (eSecurityPlanet)
"I don't want to hear any crap about something magical that the fine people at Yahoo are supposed to do in this short time, so f**k off!"
- Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz during an onstage interview with TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington. Bartz complained that the media, including TechCrunch, were expecting too much from Yahoo since she took over as CEO, noting that it took Apple seven years to raise its market cap after Steve Jobs returned to the company. (Business Insider)
"Leisure surfing is critical to productivity (strangely enough). There are quite a few studies out there to back this up. We just thought it was interesting number-play!"
- RescueTime founder Tony Wright commenting on the 4.8 million in work hours he estimates companies lost because of Google's decision to embed a playable version of Pac-Man at its main search page last week. Google said it made the move to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man. (Datamation)
"This disruptive technology should not be ignored. If you ignore it it's going to run you over."
- NASA CIO Linda Cureton at the O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Expo, telling federal IT managers that they need to get serious about the cloud. (Datamation)
"We were in the Dark Ages and AdWords took us into the Renaissance."
- Ross Twiddy, a small-business executive sent to Washington from North Carolina to provide a heartwarming face to Google's claim that its search and advertising products contributed a minimum of $54 billion in value to the economy last year. (Small Business Computing)