WE INCREASE SHAREHOLDER VALUE — IT DOESN’T MATTER WHOSE

“I could give a speech at any of the companies and pass myself off as a member of their executive committee.”

Novell chief executive and former Sun god Eric Schmidt, on the buddy-buddy nature of the anti-Microsoft alliance assembled at Ralph Nader’s recent D.C. confab, The Washington Post, 16 November 1997

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AND WE HAD TO GIVE THE EMAIL SERVERS TENURE

“The computer really changes what teaching is all about. For one thing, office hours now are outdated.”

Michael J. Hyde, professor of communications ethics at Wake Forest University, on the changes wrought by the issuing of a laptop to every student on campus, The New York Times, 13 November 1997