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Quotes of the week ending 17 October 09

17 Oct

“the largest-ever social change event on the Web…”

CNN, on the third, annual Blog Action Day. The topic this year was climate change. According to Blogpulse, number of posts about climate change on a given day shot up by 500%

“Sometimes I feel like we’re a colony of ants who’ve come across a cell phone…”

Peter Hagoort, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands. He was speaking of the way the brain processes thoughts and speech in milliseconds, but scientists still puzzle over how this happens.

“This is punitive. This is not just a matter of, ‘This is for the good of the company or the good of the nation.”

Banking analyst Nancy Bush, on the Treasury Dept, demanding that outgoing Bank of America CEO Kenneth D. Lewis returns about $1 million he received so far this year plus his $1.5 million salary for 2009

“iTunes is a pain in the posterior, and I never use it unless I absolutely have to.”

Sallie Goetsch, (she of the Podcast Asylum, a podcast and blog consultancy) in a contribution to For Immediate Release podcast

“Is print dead? No, but it just got a little less tasty.”

Jen Zingsheim, of Custom Scoop, on news that Conde Naste will be shutting down Gourmet Magazine

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2 responses to “Quotes of the week ending 17 October 09

  1. Sallie Goetsch (rhymes with 'sketch')

    October 17, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Ta for the quote–and more for not putting a redundant definite article in front of “hoi polloi.”

     
  2. Jen Zingsheim

    October 25, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Thanks for highlighting the quote…doing the Media Monitoring Minutes for FIR is fun!

    Sorry for the delay in thanking, also–been unplugged all week on vacation!

    Best,
    Jen

     

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