Quotes of the Week 036

Quotes of the Week 036

Simon Murray (Digital TV Research) on Pay-TV revenues:

"North American revenues will fall by a huge $22 billion between 2017 and 2023"

Reed Hastings (CEO, Netflix) on their earnings call:

"We're a fraction of the hours of viewing of YouTube. We're a fraction of the hours of viewing of linear TV"

Jeff Bezos (Amazon) in his annual shareholder letter:

"One thing I love about customers is that they are divinely discontent. Their expectations are never static – they go up. It's human nature"

Seth Godin recommending marketing pitch for a freelancer:

"You'll pay a lot, but you'll get more than you pay for"

Ana Ouriques (OpenCity):

"The view is that technology is going to solve all city problems but I believe the human element is often overlooked"

Stephane Litkowski (Orange):

"In my view SDN is still hype and not really a new concept. The centralization of network management is something we've been able to do for years"

Tom Nolle (cimicorp) on how to improve telco's financial performance:

"If you built commodity switch boxes using merchant silicon and combined them with open-source routing/switching software, you'd erase as much capital cost as either SDN or NFV would.  And you'd do it at no incremental technology risk"

Alex Tabarrok:

"Facebook hasn't take our data—they have created it"

Drummond Reed on a misunderstanding of private data:

"One of those is the continued attempt to apply an ancient and analog relationship between humans and things on digital assets such as personal information: Ownership"

Tristin Harris (New York Magazine):

"We cannot afford the advertising business model. The price of free is actually too high. It is literally destroying our society, because it incentivizes automated systems that have these inherent flaws"

Gordon Bell:

"The cheapest, fastest and most reliable components of a computer system are those that aren't there"

Joscha Bach (Harvard) proposing "The Lebowski Theorem" of AI:

"No superintelligent AI is going to bother with a task that is harder than hacking its reward function"

TheRegister on Huawei's SIngleRAN (2G - 5G) announcement:

"Huawei's given carriers a 14G network"