A compilation of this past week’s Twitter messages – from the serious to the whimsical – from some top names in technology.
“Dear YouTubers, if you put your video title in all CAPS to get attention, I will hate it and will not watch it.”
- James Whelton, tech entrepreneur, CoderDojo co-founder and first person to hack the iPod Nano
“Wheels down SF to what looks like an hour-long immigration queue :(“
- Dylan Collins, executive chairman of Fight My Monster, founder of Jolt Online, DemonWare and Phorest
“Things learnt today: There are no power sockets in the European Parliament chamber, and the seats were made for tiny people.”
- Ben Hammersley, editor at large of the UK edition of WIRED magazine
“Wondering if little toe is broken rather than just stubbed. Would they check it at the airport in the X-ray machine, I wonder?”
- Charles Arthur, The Guardian’s technology editor
“Swam for an hour. All the blogs say ‘be relaxed! It’s so relaxing!’ I am fighting for my life here, breathless after 5 laps. WTF.”
- Dennis Crowley, co-founder of foursquare
“Pigeon just pecked on window to get my attention. Feeder’s empty. If pigeon learns to type, will hire. (Hunt ‘n peck?)
- Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist
“Someone needs to take RIM behind the shed and put it out of its misery.”
- Ben Parr, CNET columnist and former editor of Mashable
“Writing ‘Jelly Bean’ is somehow even more uncomfortable than writing ‘Ice Cream Sandwich.’ Thanks, Google."
- Zach Epstein, executive editor at BGR Media, LLC
- Joshua Topolsky, editor-in-chief of The Verge
“Judging from snacks left in Google I/O bins, developers love M&Ms and malted milk balls and hate Chiclets, salt water taffy and wasabi peas."
- Harry McCracken, Time magazine tech columnist
“I asked my wife to get me a newspaper. She said to get with the times and use her iPad. That spider never knew what hit it. ;)”
- Art Jonak, CEO, Network Professionals