Matchup: Who said What?

Match these quotes from GCN's past year with the famous people who said them. The issues in which the quotes appeared are in parentheses.

1. 'Asking a garrison to do an A-76 is like giving a pig a knife and asking it to make pork chops.'

2. 'Prepare for the worst thing you can imagine. Drill and exercise. Overprepare. Even if your plans aren't exactly right, it gives you an advantage.'

3. 'I keep hearing 'integration via middleware, integration via middleware, integration via middleware.' This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. It's absurd. It's a nitwit idea, but it's the conventional wisdom.'

4. 'Everybody sells solutions. For the first time in American business, we have more solutions than problems.'

5. 'The view that we will do e-government without a little pain is not realistic. The more gear-grinding and shrieking you hear, the more progress is being made.'

6. 'I am to high tech what Danny DeVito is to the NBA.'

7. 'In the federal government, we have not proven successful at throwing away anything, no matter how poorly it performs.'

8. 'You're doing just as good as everybody else, but everybody else stinks.'

9. 'A firewall with a bunch of holes in it as a result of insecure
legacy applications and protocols is called a router.'

10. 'The tablet takes cutting-edge PC technology and makes it available wherever you want it, which is why I'm already using a tablet as my everyday computer. It's a PC that is virtually without limits, and within five years I predict it will be the most popular form of PC sold in America.'

'George Bohlinger, Immigration and Naturalization Service CIO (April 1)

'Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., Office of Management and Budget director (Jan. 7)

'Larry Ellison, Oracle Corp. chairman (July 16, 2001)

'Bill Gates (Nov. 19, 2001)

'Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor (July 1)

'Jack Kalavratinos, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
associate administrator for competitive sourcing, quoting OFPP administrator Angela Styles (Aug. 12)

'Norman Lorentz, OMB chief technology officer (May 6)

'Security expert Fred Rica of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
(Sept. 10, 2001)

'Carl Wright, Securify Inc. vice president (Sept. 9)

'Don Upson, former Virginia tech czar (April 29)

Answers

1. 'Asking a garrison to do an A-76 is like giving a pig a knife and asking it to make pork chops.' -Jack Kalavratinos

2. 'Prepare for the worst thing you can imagine. Drill and exercise. Overprepare. Even if your plans aren't exactly right, it gives you an advantage.'-Rudy Giuliani

3. 'I keep hearing 'integration via middleware, integration via middleware, integration via middleware.' This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. It's absurd. It's a nitwit idea, but it's the conventional wisdom.'-Larry Ellison

4. 'Everybody sells solutions. For the first time in American business, we have more solutions than problems.'-Don Upson

5. 'The view that we will do e-government without a little pain is not realistic. The more gear-grinding and shrieking you hear, the more progress is being made.'-Norman Lorentz

6. 'I am to high tech what Danny DeVito is to the NBA.'-George Bohlinger

7. 'In the federal government, we have not proven successful at throwing away anything, no matter how poorly it performs.'-Mitchell E. Daniels Jr.

8. 'You're doing just as good as everybody else, but everybody else stinks.'-Fred Rica

9. 'A firewall with a bunch of holes in it as a result of insecure legacy applications and protocols is called a router.'-Carl Wright

10. 'The tablet takes cutting-edge PC technology and makes it available wherever you want it, which is why I'm already using a tablet as my everyday computer. It's a PC that is virtually without limits, and within five years I predict it will be the most popular form of PC sold in America.' -Bill Gates

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