Enterprise IT Watch Blog

Aug 24 2012   8:28AM GMT

Four square and firefights: This week’s IT quotes



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Tags:
Apple
Microsoft
Samsung

Microsoft's new logo

When some people need a fresh look, they get haircuts. Microsoft gets a new logo. But will it change the overall perception of the brand and its new flagship product, Windows 8? Read through the week’s quotes to find out.

“The fact that the square is repeated four times and two of the squares are on top of each other means that it can’t move at all. Imagine if someone was sitting on top of you. You could not move, and neither could they.”
- Dr Dirk Thrusting of the University of Paekakariki, interviewed by the always serious TechEye about the new Microsoft logo unveiled this week.

“It would be faster to turn on Windows XP, wait 10 minutes for it to boot, and check email that way.”
- TechTarget news director Bridget Botelho’s husband, on the non-intuitive nature of Windows 8 on a Samsung Series 7 Slate tablet. For more on the experience of Windows 8 on a number of devices, check out the thoughts of Denny Cherry and Ed Tittel.

“The content is jittering spasmodically.”
- An expert witness in the Apple-Samsung patent infringement trial, describing on-screen tablet behavior that she said proved Samsung was in the wrong. Bloomberg Businessweek has 10 good lines from the trial. If you’re on Apple’s side of things, there’s a video you should watch.

“When you’re in the middle of a firefight and bullets are going over your head, it’s hard to be very strategic.”
- Katalus Advisors CEO Jeremy Bikman on how hospitals and vendors ignore the long-term costs of implementation of electronic health records. The Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules, meant to incentivize use of EHRs, were released this week – for more reactions to the release, visit SearchHealthIT.com and the HealthIT Knowledge Exchange.

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