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Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

"I think you're used to us standing up and saying 'woe is me, woe is me, v6 isn't happening, but it is actually happening, these are not trivial numbers of people that are now using IPv6 on a routine basis."

George Michaelson, senior R&D scientist at APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) talking about the current state of IPv6 deployment (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)

 

"We can protect the network, have civil liberties and privacy -- and you can help us get there. We can do both and we need to do both."

General Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), Chief of the Central Security Service (CSS), and Commander of the United States Cyber Command (InternetNews)

 

"You'd look like a complete dork trying to take photos with a tablet anyway."

Linus Torvalds explaining why he doesn't care that the Google Nexus 7 tablet does not have a rear facing camera (Google+)-


"If you steal my stuff, you feel bad. And you feeling bad is a security mechanism that we as a society have evolved, to help society work."

Security luminary Bruce Schneier explaining why morality is a tool for IT security. (eSecurityPlanet)




"We know that Oracle did not give up its fundamental right to make platform engineering decisions in the 27 words HP cites from the settlement of an unrelated employment agreement."

Oracle's statement in response to losing a court decision against HP, forcing it to support the Itanium server architecture (ServerWatch)

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.