Samuel Johnson,English author
Victor Hugo, French writer
"People are measured and 'metricked' to a much greater degree. So companies know that when they're cutting an already taut organization, they're leaving big gaps in the work force."
John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas
"This is the worst possible choice the president-elect could have made. This is a divisive choice, not one that brings America together."
Human Rights Campaign's Harry Knox, on President-elect Barack Obama's pick of anti-gay pastor Rick Warren to give the inaugural invocation, as quoted by PBS
UN Dispatch: Over the past week, 60,000 Congolese have fled across the border into Uganda. Nearly all of them have left loved ones behind and, with only impromptu infrastructure in camps, would have no way to communicate with them. Fortunately, the remarkable Telecoms sans Frontieres (TSF) -- whose excellent work we have highlighted before -- has been able to deploy practically immediately, providing free phone calls for families displaced by the recent violence. Check out this fascinating video of TSF on the ground, helping the 10,000 refugees in the town of Matanda, Uganda.
"I usually slow down with marketing at this time of year. But anyone who is looking right now is a serious buyer."
Bill Golden, real estate agent in Atlanta
"I'm a user of both [Facebook] and LinkedIn, but to me, they represent two entirely different sets of experiences and networks and to be honest, I would not want to mix the two."
Blogger Paulina, commenting on Read Write Web post, "Why Does LinkedIn Still Have Facebook Envy?"