Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“Microsoft tried to gut the value of patents by introducing a lower standard for invalidating patents.”

    Loudon Owen, chairman of i4i, commenting on his company’s successful legal case against Microsoft (Datamation)

“At peak we saw about a 50 percent increase in DNS query volume on IPv6.”

    Sean Leach, vice president of technology with Verisign’s Network Intelligence and Availability group commenting on World IPv6 Day traffic (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)

“People have asked us ‘Why is CSS 2.1 taking so long?’.”

    Daniel Glazman, CSS Working Group Co-chair commenting on the the W3C’s announcement that after a decade of development the CSS 2.1 web standard has finally been completed (Netstat -vat)

“In crude terms, Oracle has built Exadata as a hammer for all nails, whatever your problem is the answer is Exadata; A hammer works well on nails, but it doesn’t work well on screws.”

    Martin Whittaker, vice president, Systems and Solutions Engineering, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking at HP explaining the difference between Oracle’s Exadata and HP’s new AppSystem (ServerWatch)

“We’re going to move the hub, the center of your digital life, into the cloud.”

    Steve Jobs, Apple CEO announcing his company’s new iCloud initiative (InternetNews)

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

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