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Quoting IT: Minecraft and New Power

"Of course, the battle and balance between old power and new power; the transformation of a world that worked like Tetris to one that functions more like Minecraft, has implications much bigger than gaming. 

The rise of new power is shifting people’s norms and beliefs about how the world should work and where they should fit in. Indeed, what is emerging — most visibly among people under thirty (now more than half the world’s population) — is a new expectation: an inalienable right to participate."

Quoting IT: Mistakes and Organizational Behavior

"Luckily, the company culture is to attack the problem, not the person. Everyone understood that if one person can bring down the site, there must be a lot of other issues involved. So instead of placing the blame on me, our engineering organization made some changes to prevent that from ever happening again."

- Katie Shannon, What I learned by bringing down LinkedIn.comVentureBeat, October 13, 2018.

Quoting IT: California Net Neutrality vs the Federal Communications Commission

"An agency that has no power to regulate has no power to preempt the states, according to case law. When the FCC repealed the 2015 Open Internet Order, it said it had no power to regulate broadband internet access providers. That means the FCC cannot prevent the states from adopting net neutrality protections because the FCC’s repeal order removed its authority to adopt such protections."

- Barbara van Schewick, Stanford Law professor, Quoted by Karl Bode , Why feds can’t block California’s net neutrality billThe Verge, Oct 2, 2018.

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Quoting IT: Government Should Report Not Exploit Software Vulnerabilities

"The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call. They need to take a different approach and adhere in cyberspace to the same rules applied to weapons in the physical world. We need governments to consider the damage to civilians that comes from hoarding these vulnerabilities and the use of these exploits."

- Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, The need for urgent collective action to keep people safe online: Lessons from last week’s cyberattack, The Official Microsoft Blog, May 14, 2017.

Quoting IT: When contingency plans for failure...fail

"You're basically saying, 'We had power failure in a location but unfortunately we were unable to continue operations from a secondary data center despite the fact that we spent hundreds of millions of dollars on it."

- Gil Hecht, founder and chief executive of Continuity Software, Quoted by Thom Patterson in "The real reason airline computers crash", CNN Money, August 8, 2016.

Quoting IT: Multitasking is a Deceptive Ability

"We think we’re being more efficient, killing multiple birds with a single, digital stone, yet leading social science research on the topic shows that multitasking actually makes us less efficient. What’s more, when it comes to human interaction, we slowly become conditioned to being less present for the people with whom we interact."

- Kate Otto, "The Disconnectivity Paradox in the Modern Digital Age", Triple Pundit, May 26, 2015

Quoting IT: Most Common Mistake in Buying a CMS

"After under-buying and over-buying, the most common mistake I see in buying a CMS is looking at the wrong list of vendors. The WCM marketplace is saturated and hard to navigate, in truthfulness. Many organizations fall victims to this complexity and chose from completely wrong tools."

Irina Guseva, Senior Analyst for the Real Story Group, "5 Minutes With Irina Guseva", CMS Wire, April 8, 2014.