It's Quotes of the Week... "I predict that people will still buy presents this Christmas."
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, puts his reputation on the line. http://www.silicon.com/a55842 "Stop feeling sorry for yourself. The future's bright. Just go out and do something about it."
Craig Barrett, Intel CEO, on the tech slumphttp://www.silicon.com/a55853 "They did claim the adult market was there but we were never shown it."
Mike Locke, UK marketing and communications director at Eutelsat and member of the UK taskforce that studied broadband uptake in South Korea over the summer.http://www.silicon.com/a55920 "Let's acknowledge a sad truth about software: any code of significant scope and power will have bugs in it."
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEOhttp://www.silicon.com/a55810 "It's just a number. I think version number inflation... is a bit silly."
Linus Torvalds on the subject of new versions of software jumping several versions.http://www.silicon.com/a55801 "We believe IM will become as, or almost as, ubiquitous as email."
Steve Boom, MD Yahoo! Enterprise Solutions Group Europe, after Yahoo! releases instant messaging service for enterprises.http://www.silicon.com/a55851