Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user.”

Apple CEO, Tim Cook on his company’s earnings call explaining why he’s not interested in a hybrid tablet notebook (Datamation).


“The simple measure I use is if you’re storing every scrap of raw data in whatever your application is, then you’re probably Big Data.”

Michael Baum, co-founder of Splunk, explaining his views on Big Data (EnterpriseAppsToday)


“If we look to the market, if you look to the fundamentals of the market, nothing has changed. People still build out networks. People are making plans for fiber networks around the world and  governments are looking to building a digital infrastructure.”

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaaye, commenting on his future outlook during an earnings call (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)


“On the fauna front, the quotable campaign for the Queer Quokka is quorate but, it must sometimes be said, this is not a democracy.”

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux announcing the name of the next version of his open source operating system (Mark Shuttleworth)



“Has the Java programming language always been free to use?” — “Absolutely”

Groklaw summary of former Sun CEO Johnathan Schwartz’s testimony in the Google vs. Oracle Case (Groklaw)


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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