Tech tweets of the week

14 Jul 2012

A compilation of this past week’s Twitter messages – from the serious to the whimsical – from some top names in technology.

“Start-ups are like jumping from a plane and building a parachute as you fall. Except you don’t know whether parachutes are possible.”
–      Patrick Collison, co-founder of Stripe

“Dinner in Heathrow. THIS IS LIVING.”
–      Dylan Collins, executive chairman of Fight My Monster, founder of Jolt Online, DemonWare and Phorest

Pro tip social media ninjas.: Pretending that you are offline and sick works best if you don’t favourite tweets. I see activity 20 mins ago.”
–      Damien Mulley, owner of Mulley Communications and organiser of the Web Awards and Social Media Awards

“If we build nuclear shelters for people, shouldn’t we also build them for livestock like cows, etc? Only so much canned tuna I can live off.”
–      James Whelton, tech entrepreneur, CoderDojo co-founder and first person to hack the iPod Nano

Eight gray-haired guys speaking Arabic, two in Arsenal shirts, playing pétanque on a pathway in Finsbury Park. I bloody love London.”
–      Ben Hammersley, editor-at-large of the UK edition of WIRED magazine

Galaxy Tab 10 owners, how do you feel that a judge has ruled your device ‘not as cool as an iPad’?”
–      Charles Arthur, The Guardian’s technology editor

For unknown reasons for the slightest provocation my phone switches to Korean.”
–      Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia

Impactful: not a word. No, really, it isn’t.”
–      Jen Bekman, founder and CEO of 20×200

The best thing about being awake early on a Sunday is nothing.”
–      Zach Epstein, executive editor at BGR Media, LLC

The ravens, they mock me … ”
–      Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist

Can’t wait till we have that big, circular table at the new Vox offices where people get yelled at.”
–      Joshua Topolsky, editor-in-chief of The Verge

Email answered. Check. Coffee drunk. Check. Looking at running shoes with loathing but putting them on anyway. Check. See you all later.”
–      Michael Gartenberg, industry analyst at Gartner

“Success Mantra: How much more successful would you be if you weren’t afraid … ”
–      Art Jonak, CEO, Network Professionals