-- Victor Ng-Thow-Hing, principal scientist at the Honda Research Institute, explaining why augmented reality applications in vehicles need to be carefully designed.
Trust no one
"The fundamental fabric of the Internet has been destroyed.... I assume that all big companies are now in cahoots with the NSA, cannot be trusted, are lying to us constantly. You cannot trust any company that makes any claims of the security of their products. Not one cloud provider, not one software provider, not one hardware manufacturer."
-- Cryptographer and security specialist Bruce Schneier regarding revelations that the NSA thwarted encryption of Internet communications.
The inmates have taken over the asylum
"I will not yield to this monkey court."
-- U.S. Representative Frank Pallone Jr., a New Jersey Democrat, in response to Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, who had asked Pallone if he would allow him to respond to Pallone's assertion that Republicans were trying to "scare people so they won't apply" for insurance under Obamacare.
Larry, part two
"We love people to come to our annual meeting. We even have cookies."
-- Ellison, apologetically responding to a shareholder who said it took three phone calls to Oracle's investor relations office to finally get an answer about the schedule for a shareholder meeting.
"Having finally crawled out from under the boxes, it appears to the undersigned that if anything was breached, it was this court's protective order, and that sanctions against Samsung and its attorneys are warranted."
-- U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose division, in a written opinion after he and his judicial colleagues went through boxes of documents from Samsung to determine whether an attorney leaked confidential information.
Not gonna happen
"Paperless hospitals are as likely as paperless bathrooms."
-- John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, speaking at a panel discussion about the use of health IT at hospitals.
Take it outside
"If you want to do a protest you can do it outside, and it's better if you split it up that way so when that group gets arrested, the other one can start."
-- Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, when an on-stage interview with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at the Dreamforce conference was disrupted by people protesting Wal-Mart labor practices. Mayer is on the Wal-Mart board.