Tech tweets of the week

27 Aug 2011

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

Those electrons feel GOOD! One small step for man, one giant leap for tinman kind
Robonaut, NASA’s humanoid robot, was activated for the first time in the International Space Station this week.

Just felt an earthquake here in SF. Sweeping the nation today evidently.
Jack Dorsey, cofounder of Twitter, reacts to the recent earthquake on the east coast of the US.

Don’t let the enormity of this news overshadow the very human core of it all. My thoughts are with Steve.
Tim Stevens, Engadget’s editor-in-chief, pays tribute to Steve Jobs after he stepped down from the role of CEO to the position ofchairman at Apple for health reasons.

We’ll never know: What if Jobs hadn’t been ousted in 85? They might have done more, sooner. Or he might never have become Jobs 2.0.
Harry McCracken, Technologizer founder and columnist, contemplates what Apple would be like today if Steve Jobs was not fired in 1985 before returning in 1997.

Foursquare always says “Swing by and say hi!” – does anyone actually do that?
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, talking about location-based service Foursquare

Like Mark Twain, the reports of the PC’s death have been greatly exaggerated
Michael Dell, chairman and CEO Dell, is sceptical of the “post-PC” world.