Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“Hey, with gnome-tweak-tool and the dock extension, gnome-3.2 is starting to look almost usable.”

Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux talking about the GNOME desktop (InternetNews)

“IT is a transformative factor in the global economy and the measure of success is how much better we’ve made the overall economy and society better by enabling a connected world.”

Burt Kaliski, CTO of VeriSign commenting on what’s next for the Internet. (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)


“If you make an analogy between a cyber crime and a real crime, like say a murder where there is a dead body, you will not just look at the dead body.”

Marc Dacier, senior director at Symantec explaining the idea behind some new research that looks to add contextual information to threat data (eSecurityPlanet)


“The interesting part about the 4.8 Zettabyte figure is that it is higher than what we forecast in the Visual Networking Index for the network itself and this caught us by surprise. The vast majority of traffic is staying within the data center itself.”

Doug Webster, Sr. Director of SP Marketing at Cisco commenting on new data that shows data center traffic growing to 4.8 ZB (InternetNews)


“I think the PlayBook news is a bit of a sideshow.”

Mike Abramsky, an analyst at RBC Capital, commenting on RIM’s $400 million plus writedown on PlayBook loses. (WSJ)


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

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