Some memorable quotes from 2012

(Larry Ellison bought an island in 2012 from Los Angeles billionaire David Murdock, who said the Oracle chief would bring “fresh perspective” to the inhabitants. Photo via Shutterstock)
One of the joys of being a reporter is getting to sound off about the good, the bad and the ugly we cover. Another is merely quoting people we talk to verbatim. has put together a  list of quotable quotes during 2012 from the northern California IT district that will put a smile on your face as you head into the new year. There are mea culpas from Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as well as Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer on being lucky.
My fave — Melinda Gates apparently had to turn thumbs down to her children’s request for Apple products.
Unfortunately, this is a U.S.-centric article. My quote of 2012 would have included Industry Minister Christian Paradis promising that the Harper government’s digitial strategy is coming “by the end of the year.” He said it in May, and repeated it in August.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@]

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