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Microsoft’s reality distortion field, shopping with pepper spray … and other quotes of the week

The best insights, observations, comments, tweets and random zingers we heard this week. “She was competitive shopping.” – Los Angeles Fire Capt. James Carson, on a woman who used pepper spray to gain an edge over her fellow Wal-Mart shoppers in the quest for cheap Xbox and Wii games as holiday shopping season began. “At least as… Read More

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Conan O’Brien tests the limits of Bill Gates’ charity … and other quotes of the week

The best insights, observations, comments, tweets and random zingers we heard this week. “Just tried to donate to the @GatesFoundation. Curiously, they refused to accept my ’92 Ford Taurus.” — Conan O’Brien, on Twitter, during a visit to Seattle last week. (Via Linda Thomas) “Thanks for swinging by. … We just finished the new campus… Read More

Software engineer turned circus performer Beverly Sobelman, a.k.a. Glenn Fleishman's opening act, preparing for her Ignite talk

Trapeze artists, TouchPads, Angry Birds … and other quotes of the week

The best insights, observations, comments, tweets and random zingers we heard this week. “I am last to speak at #is15. The trapeze artist had better not be RIGHT before me.” — tech journalist Glenn Fleishman, contemplating his lot in life before speaking at Ignite Seattle. (More on the event in our earlier post.) “Overnighting at #mindcamp. Amazed by… Read More