Archive for August, 1997

THAT WAY, YOU COULD SKIP THE PORTA-POTTIES

August 29, 1997

“There ought to be Burning Men festivals held downtown once a year in every major city in America.”

Bruce Sterling, Time, 25 August 1997

SOME PEOPLE JUST DON’T GET WAY NEW JOURNALISM

August 28, 1997

“If Drudge had asked to see the court records, or even asked what court was involved, he would have learned this story was phony.”

William McDaniel, lawyer for Sidney Blumenthal, speaking on the defamation suit his client has filed against Matt Drudge and AOL, News.com, 27 August 1997

IT SLICES! IT DICES! IT SCALES!

August 27, 1997

“You shouldn’t buy a computer, but an appliance that scales into a network.”

Sun CEO Scott McNealy, Wired News, 26 August 1997

IF ONLY THE FRENCH KNEW THEIR PLACE

August 26, 1997

“France and the French culture must occupy their entire place in the world information society.”

French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, Agence France-Presse, 25 August 1997

NUTTY BY NATURE

August 25, 1997

“[Timothy] Leary was a futurist by nature. He always lived a few decades — if not centuries — ahead of his time. If his visions came true within the time frame he expected, we’d all be ageless tantric sex masters living rent-free in an L5 space colony.”

R.U. Sirius, on plans to resuscitate cobweb site leary.com, Wired News, 25 August 1997

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