FOR SECURITY CONSULTANTS, MAYBE

“Traditionally, applications used to happen within the firewall, but now they are being deployed outside. This is a huge market opportunity.”

Marimba CEO Kim Polese, on her company’s role in growing e-commerce, News.com, 29 September 1997

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AS A CAPITALIST, ON THE OTHER HAND …

“We have to support ourselves with sponsors and advertisers. But as a parent and an educator, I believe it is very important for me to differentiate between content and advertising.”

MaMaMedia founder Idit Harel on the online editorial firewall, New York Times CyberTimes, 29 September 1997

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE

“The Internet is more about focusing on the opportunity, not the risk. As a result, you have a lot of people more focused on growing top line instead of controlling bottom line. If it works, I think this type of thinking leads to huge companies. If it doesn’t, you get flameouts or buyouts.”

Excite senior VP and cofounder Joe Kraus, quoted in Chris Tacy’s New York Times CyberTimes column, 24 September 1997