Trapeze artists, TouchPads, Angry Birds … and other quotes of the week
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Trapeze artists, TouchPads, Angry Birds … and other quotes of the week

The perfect insights, observations, feedback, tweets and random zingers we heard this week.

“I’m final to talk at #is15. The trapeze artist had higher not be RIGHT earlier than me.” – tech journalist Glenn Fleishman, contemplating his lot in life earlier than talking at Ignite Seattle. (Extra on the occasion in our earlier post.)

“Overnighting at #mindcamp. Amazed by how many individuals right here acknowledged the tesseract on my T shirt.” — Ron Hale-Evans, on Twitter, admiring the psychological acumen of his fellow Thoughts Camp attendees. (OK, we admit it, we had to look it up to recollect, too.)

“Are in addition they renaming it Workplace 364.875?” — tech advisor Frank Catalano, GeekWire’s Practical Nerd columnist, commenting on Microsoft’s Office 365 outage.

“I’m not making this up: The background music as we await the HP earnings name is an instrumental model of ‘Free Falling’ ” — tech journalist Ed Bott, on Twitter, after HP introduced plans to spin off its PC enterprise and cease making WebOS gadgets.

“The TouchPad Turnaround has gleefully illustrated one factor: the world is ravenous for a ‘good’ $99 pill. HP may nonetheless win this one.” — Chris Pirillo on Twitter.

“I’m so BLISTERINGLY pissed about this … by no means .. NEVER will I purchase something HP once more” — commenter on who paid $500 for an HP TouchPad previous to the product line’s implosion, as quoted by

“So an HP TouchPad now prices lower than a Home windows 7 improve DVD.” — Brett Nordquist on Twitter.

“BREAKING #WEBOS NEWS! Mark Zuckerberg publicizes FB’s plans to ‘purchase webos and the Palm enterprise unit’ to kind new ‘FacePalm’ division.” — R. Tyler Croy on Twitter.

“All you quit is a few hipster credibility and entry to lesser-used apps.” — Dilbert creator Scott Adams praising Microsoft’s Windows Phone.

“The most typical recommendation I find yourself giving ex-Microsoft entrepreneurs is don’t begin out by constructing a ‘platform’. Platform is the beautiful present your prospects offer you while you established your self as a frontrunner, not the factor that third events stake their very own futures on while you first launch your product.” — Mike Mathieu, commenting on Aaron Goldfeder’s visitor commentary, “Can Microsoft employees make great entrepreneurs?

“Good selection Rovio.  Can’t look forward to ABv2, with personalised birds.” — GeekWire reader Michael “Luni” Libes, commenting on the information that Angry Birds maker Rovio will be using data analytics from Medio Systems to enhance the expertise of enjoying the hit sport.

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