Tech tweets of the week

2 Jun 2012

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

“90 quid to see an eye doctor for 20 minutes, am in the wrong business.”
–      Pat Phelan, director of products and innovation, MAXROAM

“If I use Helvetica in a presentation, will anybody shoot me?”
–      Dylan Collins, executive chairman of Fight My Monster, founder of Jolt Online, DemonWare and Phorest

“Facebook has lost blah blah billions of other people’s money. Am sure they give a s–t from their castles a top of cash mountains.”
–      Damien Mulley, owner of Mulley Communications and organiser of the Web Awards and Social Media Awards

Eating a Pink Lady apple, and doing my best Stockard Channing impression to the dogs. Wasted on them, it seems.”
–      Ben Hammersley, editor at large of the UK edition of WIRED magazine

I propose we officially change ‘a billion dollars’ to ‘one Instagram’. As in, ‘The U.S. National Debt is now 15,727 Instagrams.’”
–      Ben Parr, CNET columnist and former editor of Mashable

Cursing that moment some 4 years ago where I bought the smaller AC unit for my bedroom cause it was $75 cheaper.”
–      Dennis Crowley, co-founder of foursquare

“9.9 mile run done. Just under 10 mins per mile. Writing done. Time to herd cats. And drink more coffee.”
–      Michael Gartenberg, industry analyst at Gartner

Ninjas don’t code or play with social media, they f—ing kill you in your sleep. Enough with the lame job ads.”
–      Zach Epstein, executive editor at BGR Media, LLC

McCracken’s Fifth Law of the Web: 62.5pc of all online opinion boils down to ‘Anyone who disagrees with me is a moron.’”
–      Harry McCracken, Time magazine tech columnist