Tech tweets of the week

24 Dec 2011

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

“S**t, once again cancelled the call instead of answering it. These iPhones, confusing even after 4 years… *cough*”
–      Damien Mulley, owner of Mulley Communications and organiser of the Web Awards and Social Media Awards

Being whirled around Heathrow in my own private bus. There is an optimal airport size for efficiency, and this place passed it years ago.”
–      John Collison, entrepreneur, co-founder of Stripe

“Nutella and touchscreen devices were not designed with each other in mind.”
–      Dylan Collins, founder of various online games/internet companies

Jaysus, what are these people drinking, Tia Maria and cranberry juice, Captain Morgans and red lemonade, makey up drinks methinks.”
–      Pat Phelan, director of products and innovation, MAXROAM

Saw Mark Zuckerburg in person today at Facebook. My knees went weak. Major bro-crush. Time to write about it in my diary.”
–      James Whelton, tech entrepreneur and first person to hack the iPod Nano

One thing I hate about Twitter: finishing a good tweet, having – 1 characters left, and then having to decide which grammar crime to commit.”
–      Art Jonak, CEO, Network Professionals

Me: ‘Do you accept credit cards?’ Street artist: ‘Yeah but I don’t return ’em’”
–      Jack Dorsey, creator, co-founder and executive chairman of Twitter; CEO of Square

Starting my vacation with Raymond Carver’s stories! Sharp look inside lives of ordinary people, power of brevity #booklist
–      Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco

Listen, we are old and wise enough to know that ageism is irrelevant. Just keep building things that matter to people that is all that counts.”
–      Werner Vogels, CTO 

Listening to that song that sounds like: ‘All the other kids with the bummed out kitty better run better run, faster than my brother.’”
–      Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, co-founder and CEO of Milk Inc

‘We could hack the Queen’s medical records if we wanted. bit.lyuzd67x
–      Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos

Did you ever notice how there are certain people that are inclined to think of the world in more dramatic terms than necessary?”
–      Joshua Topolsky, editor-in-chief of

Blueberry-Açaí yogurt tastes just as bad as you’d expect: ‘It’s exactly like licking a shag carpet.’”
–      Matt Cutts, Google engineer

Town Square Santa requests ‘No personal cameras.’ Minimum photo package is $20. Santa should be open source.”
–      Josh Williams, CEO and co-founder of Gowalla