Bring back Kozmo; the ‘lost’ Steve Ballmer interview … and other quotes of the week

The best insights, observations, comments, tweets and random zingers we heard this week.

“Dear Internet, Could you hurry up a resurrect Kozmo please? There’s more than enough stupidity and laziness to support it. From me alone.” – Rick Turoczy on Twitter.

“Love waking up, going to Techmeme, and…” — Alex Wilhelm, editor for The Next Web, on Twitter.

“… realizing how empty your life has become, at such a young age?” — Owen Thomas, founding editor of the Daily Dot, in response.

“Does anyone know how to un-see this? I need a rollback function.” — GeekWire reader Jeff Rodenburg on the Windows Phone Fangirls’ Rap.

“Man Survives Steve Ballmer’s Flying Chair To Build ’21st Century Linux’” — Headline in Wired describing the famous incident involving Mark Lucovsky, the former Microsoft engineer who recently left Google to join VMware. (No word on whether Larry Page tossed a chair when Lucovsky left).

Steve Ballmer

“Cringely has now found missing 5-hour interview with Steve Ballmer from 1991, which will be shown at an abandoned drive-in in Woodinville.” — Glenn Fleishman, a Seattle journalist, in a Twitter message ribbing the Microsoft CEO and referring to the “lost inteview” that journalist Robert Cringely conducted with Steve Jobs in 1995. The Jobs’ interview debuted in theaters this past week.

“Anybody who’s used Windows Phone knows that Microsoft “has a shot” in mobile… It’s an incredibly elegant mobile experience.  OEMs and carriers haven’t gotten behind it so far (which makes it hard for consumers to discover), but Nokia could help change that.” –GeekWire reader Gary Voth responding to comments at the WTIA predictions dinner that Windows Phone could reach double digits in market share next year.

“I think it’s really important for businesses to nurture talent, and obviously the big boys agree. Want to run a talent-less company?  Treat your employees like cattle.” –GeekWire Reader Christina Trapolino responding to a survey that showed Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon.com and Microsoft among the top choices for employment among young professionals.

  • http://twitter.com/turoczy Rick Turoczy

    Please note the stupidity exemplified in my typo. That was supposed to be “and” instead of “a.” #winning

    • http://geekwire.com Todd Bishop

      Rick, don’t worry, we don’t call them typos, we call them shorthand. :)