PRODUCT? WHO NEEDS PRODUCT?

“We ourselves don’t want to be content creators. I could see AOL on our channel 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Tom Jermoluk, @Home’s president, chairman, and CEO, on yet another thing his company doesn’t do, Interactive Week, 17 September 1997

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“We’re a news and information services company. To sell software is not our aim.”

Wendy McCarthy, a spokesperson for PointCast, on the company’s moves to give away its intranet push software for free, Wired News, 17 September 1997