Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.”

Steve Jobs Letter of resignation as Apple CEO (Apple)


“Wireless communication is critical before, during, and after hurricanes and other weather-related emergencies.”

Nancy Clark, Northeast president for Verizon Wireless, commenting about cell phone availability as Hurricane Irene heads for the East Coast (CNET)


“Patents always come up in the same way that it always comes up for any piece of proprietary software.”

Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat explaining why the Novell/Microsoft patent deal doesn’t affect his company (Datamation)


“As soon as we finish the Chrome testing, we can push the binary to the Chrome guys, even though we have testing left to do for other browsers.”

Brad Arkin, senior director of Product Security and Privacy at Adobe explaining why Google Chrome can sometimes get Adobe Flash updates earlier than anyone else. (eSecurityPlanet)


“We care about running big server VMs, we want to enable customers to virtualize everything.”

Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president Linux and Virtualization Engineering at Oracle commenting on Oracle’s virtualization strategy during the launch of Oracle VM 3.0 (ServerWatch)


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

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