I am really loving these recent quotes from RIM’s co-CEOs. First we had both of them responding to Apple and its Antennagate accusations. Now the Wall Street Journal has Mike Lazaridis on record with some AWESOME quotes about the BlackBerry bans that we are hearing about in the middle east.
This is about the Internet," Mr. Lazaridis said. "Everything on the Internet is encrypted. This is not a BlackBerry-only issue. If they can’t deal with the Internet, they should shut it off.
We have dealt with this before," Mr. Lazaridis said. "This will get resolved. And it will get resolved if there is a chance for rational discussion.
Although Mr. Lazaridis said RIM wouldn’t compromise the security of its products, he acknowledged the company would have to cooperate with authorities if handed a court order to do a lawful intercept of a person’s communications. "I would give them the encrypted stream," he said. "It would have to be like a wiretap."
And for my favorite!
"We are going to continue to work with them to make sure they understand the reality of the Internet," he said. "A lot of these people don’t have Ph.Ds, and they don’t have a degree in computer science."