Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“If you haven’t heard the news, I’m thrilled to announce that Digg is now in the hands of Betaworks (makers of bitly, chartbeat,, and other great products).”

Kevin Rose, Founder of social media pioneer Digg announcing that his site has been sold, for the paltry sum of $500,000 after once being valued in the hundreds of millions (Google+)

“It’s almost like when you unplug your notebook from the Ethernet cable that you go back 17 years in time and you’re connected to a 10 megabit shared hub and the performance is pathetic.”

Shane Buckley CEO of wireless LAN vendor Xirrus talking about the state of wireless on most networks today (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)



“We’ve tried for years to build Thunderbird as a highly innovative offering, where it plays a role in moving modern Internet messaging to a more open, innovative space, and where there is a growing, more active contributor base.To date, we haven’t achieved this.”

Mozilla chief Mitchell Baker, explaining the decision to cut Thunderbird’s mission for email innovation (InternetNews) 


Historically, the interaction between the vendor community and security researchers was tense, if not hostile at times — with the knee jerk reflex to gag a speaker.

Trey Ford, GM of Black Hat (eSecurityPlanet)


“Guys, I just disabled comments (and deleted the ones that got through before that) on the previous posting, because quite frankly, I’m fed up with people who follow me and then decide that I must be a moron, and don’t even bother reading the post.”

Linus Torvalds (G+)




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

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