LIKE A BULLET THROUGH THE HEART WILL HELP A LAME HORSE

“Even with the power of the Internet search engines today, you could not possibly explore all those sites or even find all the sites that might interest you. A new Internet directory can help.”

Cybercolumnist Joel Smith, missing the obvious killer app for Christmas — a directory to directories — in “Cyberia,” The Detroit News, 22 December 1997

THE AVERAGE DEVELOPER WILL SAY THE SAME — WHICH IS BAD

“If you ask the average consumer what Java is, they’ll take a stab at it, they have a rough idea — which is good.”

George Paolini, director of corporate marketing for Sun Microsystems’ JavaSoft Division, on putting Java into the hearts and minds of people who really shouldn’t give a damn about it, ZDNet/ZDNN, 18 December 1997