Quotes of the Week 014

Quotes of the Week 014

Kentaro Toyama on reducing poverty with technology:

"As a society, we haven't been so intent on eradicating poverty, as much as perhaps, on ever cleverer ways to guide us to the nearest cup of coffee. The technology is incredible, but our intent is not there"

TelcoTransformation on the rise of SD-WAN versus MPLS:

"The $2 Billion revenue gain for SD-WAN in 2018 might indicate potentially $10-16 Billion MPLS revenue erosion for major telcos, which becomes quite a serious wake-up alarm"

Mark Haefele (fund manager for USB) on avoiding bitcoin, et al:

"The total sum of all cryptocurrencies is not even the size of some of the smaller currencies that UBS would allocate to"

@Falkvinge on crypto-currencies:

"In order to beat old-world banking, crypto must be at least an order of magnitude better. Old-world banking offers free instant tx between private accounts, and 15% txs to merchant accounts. Beat that or be obsoleted"

Harvard Business Review, via helpful.com:

"However, the data suggests that there is very low correlation between interview scores and actual job performance"

Mike Haberman (VP Network Support, Verizon) on their demo of 5G WTTx technology:

"When we say 1 gig, we're talking averages, we're not talking peaks"

@thepatleong on API-first development:

"APIs shouldn't be an after-thought, they should BE the application"

Calvin Biesecker on a potential security vulnerability in 737 avionics:

"The cost to change one line of code on a piece of avionics is $1m, and it takes a year to implement. For Southwest Airlines, whose fleet is based on Boeing's 737, it would bankrupt them if a cyber vulnerability was specific to systems on board 737s"


"AMZN is now worth an IBM + Oracle + CISCO and you'd still have enough change left over to buy most of VMware. Not bad for a decade of growth"

Troy Hunt on website security:

"The aphorism for the modern age is not 'Know thyself', it's 'Attack thyself first'"

Pete Warden on the changing the way we build software:

"Instead of writing and maintaining intricate, layered tangles of logic, the developer has to become a teacher, a curator of training data and an analyst of results"