Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever — because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path.”

Steve Jobs (1955-2011), in his 2005 commencement address at Stanford.

“Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it,”

President Barack Obama in a statement issued on the passing of Steve Jobs (

“Salesforce is the ultimate vendor lock-in, you can check in, but you can’t check out .I like to think of it as the roach motel of clouds.”

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison explaining why the new Oracle Cloud is better than (EnterpriseAppsToday)

“Four years, 7 months and 17 days after Java 6, we delivered Java 7 on the 28th of July this year, exactly when we said we would.”

Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect for the Java Platform at Oracle speaking at JavaOne a day before Oracle announced that Java 8 would be delayed by six months (


“Oracle Linux is the only Linux that we recommend for use with Oracle software.”

Oracle Chief Corporate Architect Edward Screven at OpenWorld 2011 announcing the new Oracle Enterprise Linux kernel. (Datamation)

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

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