"Maybe our current downsizing in the U.S. tech industry is a permanent downsizing and we are headed toward being a second-class industrial citizen in the world." - Patrick Gelsinger, Intel VP
"We're talking in terms of years, not months." - Eric Schmidt, Google CEO
"The tech industry is in danger of looking like Japan: it's down and out for a long time." - Rob Glaser, RealNetworks
"We're in a real technology gridlock." - Peter Schwartz, Global Business Network
It's critical that we get past this kind of thinking. I am encouraged that we are making real progress in approaching a new level of intergovernmental cooperation in egovernment. We need to continue to integrate information technology with other types of technology. Web services are presenting new opportunities for efficiency and should free up creative thinking for new kinds of developments.