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Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week


"I don’t need every customer. I’m 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)

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of Internet.com, the network for technology professionals.