Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“The past few days have been the toughest, saddest, most frightening, and emotionally draining of my life.”

Square CEO, Keith Rabois announcing his resignation after legal accusations (Keith Rabois)

“We were relatively quiet on the topic in 2012, but in the background, we were hard at work on our strategy and plans”

Kevin Johnson, CEO of Juniper Networks during his company’s fourth quarter earnings call, explaining his position on SDN (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)


“We’re not suddenly going to become a VMware company.”

Luke Kanies CEO of Puppet Labs, commenting on his company taking $30 million in investment from VMware (ServerWatch)


“This is the largest quarter of MIPS shipments in history,”

Mark Loughridge, SVP and CFO of IBM, commenting on IBM’s 4Q12 earnings call (Datamation)


” When you get it running the default desktop has been eviscerated to the point of being slightly less useful than a chocolate teapot, and instead of fixing the bugs in it they’ve added more.”

Alan Cox, former Linux kernel developer and former Intel and Red Hat employee, commenting on Fedora 18 Linux (InternetNews)

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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