Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week
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"I dont need every customer. Im primarily in the business of selling a product for money. How much effort do I really want to devote to satisfying people who are unable or extremely unlikely to pay for anything?"
- Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper explaining why Instapaper is no longer available as a free app. (Marco.org)
"What was missing before and stopping us from getting more into the mainstream was a complete and compelling, different experience for PC users."
- Gerry Carr, marketing manager at Canonical, talking about the Ubuntu 11.04 release. (ServerWatch)
"I think the fact that we engage with folks regularly and give them a voice, is really the key to what has made NetBeans successful as a project."
- Duncan Mills, senior director of product management at Oracle, explaining why NetBeans has been a successful open source project. (InternetNews)
"Conficker was supposed to deploy on April 1st 2010, but it turned out that it was a big nothing. But we still see a lot of traffic on that port."
- David Belson author of Akamai's State of the Internet report talking about attack traffic on port 445 (eSecurityPlanet)
"[The outage] caused a lot of pain for customers and it shows the perils of trusting a single supplier, but we're still in the early stages of cloud computing."
- Tim Bajarin, president and principal analyst at Creative Strategies, talking about Amazon's cloud outage.( InternetNews)