A compilation of this past week’s Twitter messages – from the serious to the whimsical – from some top names in technology.
“I can’t donate blood in Ireland because I live in the US, and I can’t donate here because I’m a dodgy European. Nobody wants my blood :(“
- John Collison, entrepreneur, co-founder of Stripe
“My inbox looks like the beach scene from Saving Private Ryan.”
- Dylan Collins, executive chairman of Fight My Monster. Founder of Jolt Online, DemonWare + Phorest
“Coffee No 2 today, it’s been 10 hours coming.”
- Pat Phelan, director of products and innovation, MAXROAM
“I am an Irish person and the experience of trying to catch a taxi in downtown San Fran last night has scarred me.”
- James Whelton, tech entrepreneur and first person to hack the iPod Nano
“San Francisco. I’m all over you from the 5th to the 8th next week. Let’s party?”
- Joshua Topolsky, editor-in-chief of The Verge
“I’m a little disappointed that no one announced a smartphone that docks in a tablet that docks in a laptop that docks in a submarine.”
- Zach Epstein, executive editor at BGR Media, LLC
“Just noticed that I have 911 msgs in my drafts folder. Email emergency, step back.”
- Jen Bekman, founder and CEO of 20×200
“Dear YouTube, I will always click ‘Skip this ad.’"
- Art Jonak, CEO, Network Professionals
“Wonder if Swedish Ikea uses daft English names for stuff. ‘Ingrid, come and see this Heathrow futon! It goes with the Stansted table’."
- Charles Arthur, The Guardian’s technology editor
“’Best Companies To Work For’ lists always read to me as ‘Masters Least Likely To Beat You’.”
- Ben Hammersley, editor at large of the UK edition of WIRED magazine
“… and I’m sitting next to a guy in the physical book business. He’s giving my iPad the stink eye.”
- Chuck Hollis, EMC CTO and blogger