Tech tweets of the week

17 Mar 2012

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

“Dell CMO @KarenDellCMO named among Top Women in Tech by @siliconrepublic. Well deserved!”
–      Michael Dell, Dell chairman and CEO

“Publishers should include the top negative Amazon reviews at the back of a book for consumption after reading. Often food for thought.”
–      John Collison, entrepreneur, co-founder of Stripe

Wind absolutely taken out of me by a post-GDC flu bug. LA schedule now has nap times built in.”
–      Dylan Collins, executive chairman of Fight My Monster. Founder of Jolt Online, DemonWare + Phorest

Stopped by gardai (cops) while walking to Tesco. My swagger must have set of alarm bells.”
–      James Whelton, tech entrepreneur, CoderDojo co-founder and first person to hack the iPod Nano

So tired I can’t even finish my”
–      Katie Jacobs Stanton, head of international strategy at Twitter

Late night tacos and acquisition rumors = just another Sunday night at SXSW.”
–      Jenna Wortham, tech reporter, The New York Times

“Next year at SXSW maybe a marketing agency can pay homeless people to run in a wheel all day and generate enough power to charge iPhones.”
–      Zach Epstein, executive editor at BGR Media, LLC

When a friend reports mtg someone they admire via the Twitter + you refrain from replying to let them know that person’s a total d—.”
–      Jen Bekman, founder and CEO of 20×200

Taxi to Belfast airport. Spent big part of it explaining e=mc2 to the taxi driver plus why Germany didn’t get the bomb.”
–      Charles Arthur, The Guardian’s technology editor

While we teach kids to code, should we not examine what it means for them to think like a coder? What mindset comes from the skills?”
–      Ben Hammersley, editor at large of the UK edition of WIRED magazine

Rule #1 of TV dramas: If you hear a character cough, they’re going to die soon from some virus, poison, or biological agent.”
–      Matt Cutts, Google engineer

Some people give up too quickly because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten.”
–      Art Jonak, CEO, Network Professionals

I think paywalls are disrespectful to the reporters doing amazing work at a publication. Reporters want to be read!”
–      Sarah Lacy, reporter and senior editor at TechCrunch