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Quotes for the week ending 26 July, 2008

26 Jul

“Randy died this morning of complications from pancreatic cancer.”

Posting on Randy Pausch’s web site, on Friday 25 July announcing the sad news of the American professor of computer science known for his “The Last Lecture,” that became a New York Times best seller.

“I get that many consumers of online-transmitted information don’t like print much anymore…What I don’t get is why those Republic readers who haven’t sworn off computers altogether would simply ignore the logical digital complement to their dirt of print-based information.”

Paul Maryniak, General Manager of The Mesa Republic, inviting print readers to make better use of the Arizona Republic web site.

“To the average flier, this isn’t a case of the boy who cried wolf; It’s a case of the wolf who cried wolf.”

Editorial in Advertising Age about the disingenuous attack by the CEOs of 12 airlines asking their passengers to support them in their fight against oil companies to restrict oil speculation.

After 9/11, Mr. Bush had the chance to summon the country to a great nation-building project focused on breaking our addiction to oil. Instead, he told us to go shopping. After gasoline prices hit $4.11 last week, he had the chance to summon the country to a great nation-building project focused on clean energy. Instead, he told us to go drilling.

Thomas Friedman on on the significance of 9/11 and 4/11

“The gnashing of teeth from the left took on the odd cast of intellectuals congratulating each other for recognizing the satire of the image …”

Ann Marie Kerwin, on the New Yorker cover that sparked an uproar by the Obama campaign last week.

“The Web is not stealing audience away from TV, but rather helping them to build it.”

Mitch Joel, commenting on the fact that 45% of the CBS TV audience, watches their shows online.

“A throng of adoring fans awaits Senator Obama in Paris …And that’s just the American press.”

John McCain commenting on Obama’s visit to Europe and being neglected by the local media.

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3 responses to “Quotes for the week ending 26 July, 2008

  1. Iraq War

    July 27, 2008 at 4:46 am

    Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don’t allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas?JosefStalinJosef Stalin

     
  2. Illegal Immigration

    July 27, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.GeorgeOrsonWellesGeorge Orson Welles

     
  3. Congress Check

    July 28, 2008 at 3:39 am

    People putting their clothes on backward: Isn’t that a sign of something gone wrong? … People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn’t that a sign of something, or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn’t it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up … and got all type of needles [piercings] going through her body? What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a thing about Africa.BillCosbyBill Cosby

     

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