Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“When you look at our performance during the quarter, there were things that we did well, and there were things that we could have done better.”

Meg Whitman, CEO of HP during her company’s dismal third quarter earning call (Datamation)


 “Rather than competing in the marketplace, Apple is seeking a competitive edge in the courtroom. (Apple thinks) it’s entitled to having a monopoly on a rounded rectangle with a large screen. It’s amazing really.”

Samsung attorney Charles Verhoeven making his case again Apple (Reuters)


“We believe that CMOs are going to want their own cockpit to fly, their own fighter jets, because honestly, CMOs are going to start spending much more than CIOs in technology.”

Marc Benioff, CEO during his company’s earnings call, hinting at where future growth for his company will come from (EnterpriseAppsToday)

“Linux and its ability to be heavily tweaked is fundamental to our technology infrastructure.”

Chris Aniszczyk, Manager of Open Source at Twitter announcing that his company is joining the Linux Foundation (InternetNews)


“Now anybody, from other countries to the smallest organizations to civic hackers can take this code and put to their own use.”

Macon Phillips director of digital strategy for the Whitehouse announcing the open source contribution of the ‘We The People’ polling application (


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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