Archive for March, 2010

IT’S NOT AN IPAD, IT’S A MATTRESS PAD

March 31, 2010

“I hope I can sleep with it Saturday night. It feels gorgeous.”

Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist John Doerr, taking Apple gadget lust to its logical yet absurd conclusion, VentureBeat, 31 March 2010

EMPHASIS ON “BUBBLES”

March 30, 2010

“Twitter’s homepage is a work-in-progress. Today, we’re testing a new design that bubbles up more of the information flowing through Twitter.”

Twitter design chief Doug Bowman, on the tricky process of transforming the world’s biggest oversharing network into something that venture capitalists might overpay for, Twitter Blog, 30 March 2010

I’M STARTING WITH THE CYBORG IN THE MIRROR

March 29, 2010

“Ultimately they made the choice to anthropomorphize the hardware platform to a human being.”

Microsoft chief marketing strategist David Webster, demonstrating that the quest to humanize Microsoft’s image begins very close to home indeed, CNET News, 29 March 2010

WE WERE HOPING FOR YOUR FIRSTBORN

March 26, 2010

“We’ve seen cities rename themselves, great YouTube videos, public rallies and hundreds of grassroots Facebook groups come to life, all with the goal of bringing ultra high-speed broadband to their communities.”

Google product manager James Kelly, on the more than 190,000 sacrificial offerings he and his fellow Googler deities have received from supplicant communities praying at the altar of broadband, Official Google Blog, 26 March 2010

ONLY THE PARANOID MAKE QUOTA

March 25, 2010

“There’s a paranoia I live with. Somewhere in the world, right now, there’s a salesman talking with a customer–I hope he is as good as I need him to be.”

Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd, obsessing over his salespeople rather than his engineers, Forbes, 25 March 2010

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