"We focus a lot on increasing bike speeds from point A to point B, and one way you can do that is slowing car speed over that same distance."
Andreas Rohl, Copenhagen's bicycle program manager, as quoted in The Globe and Mail
"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."
André Gide, Nobel laureate in literature
UN Dispatch: One of the two Afghan members of the UN's five-member Election Complaints Commission has resigned claiming that foreigners on the five-member panel are making all the decisions about the presidential vote in Afghanistan. (Imagine that, an international oversight body full of foreigners. . . .)
"It's a symbolic transition into the latest and greatest in terms of green technology, virtualization, consolidation and all those things. The mainframe plug was pulled, but it was pulled in favor of something that was started in the mainframe world."
Jack Nichols, director of enterprise operations, U.S. House of Representatives, as quoted by Network World
William Gibson, author of "Neuromancer"
"You will make mistakes. If you are sincere about helping the community, the authenticity will show and your mistakes will be forgiven."
Zia Yusuf, executive vice president for SAP's global ecosystem and partner group, as quoted by Forbes
"When budgets are tight, meetings are easy to eliminate. But before you do, remember that you are also losing real opportunities to strengthen your culture. And these days, your culture is more important than ever."
Fred Cook, CEO of GolinHarris, writing in Forbes