Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“Apple needs to safeguard the personal location information of its users to ensure that an iPhone doesn’t become an iTrack.”

    U.S. Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass) talking about Apple collecting user location information (Wall St. Journal).

“Although we recognize that the various changes to the agreement recently made by the parties are helpful, the department will continue to investigate the distribution of patents to ensure continued competition.”

    Sharis A. Pozen, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division talking about adjusted deal to enable Novell to sell its patents (Department of Justice).

“We want people to think of Ubunutu as a Linux platform that is cloud native.”

    Steve George vice president, business development of Canonical talking about the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 release (ServerWatch)

“If NetBeans wasn’t there and Eclipse was all dominating, would the Java IDE world move forward?”

    Duncan Mills, senior director of product management at Oracle, talking about the new NetBeans 7.0 open source Java IDE. (

“What we are witnessing is an explosion of computing devices that connect to the Internet, and Intel is a big part of this trend.”

    Intel CEO Paul Otellini talking about his company’s first quarter earnings amidst concerns over a PC slump. (

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

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