Archive for January, 1998

SILLY HUMANS, BITS ARE FOR BOTS

January 30, 1998

“The communications network of the 21st century will be built to support the computer-to-computer world, not to support human interaction.”

John Sidgmore, chief operating officer of way new telco Worldcom, speaking at the NationsBanc Montgomery Securities Technology Week conference, Computer Reseller News, 29 January 1998

DON’T WORRY, BE CONTENT

January 29, 1998

“It turns out that euphoria is not a business strategy.”

Louis Rossetto, Wired’s acting CEO and chief content officer, The New Yorker, 19 January 1998

THAT’S ONE WAY TO GUARANTEE REPEAT SALES

January 28, 1998

“If your telephone breaks, you buy a new one. If your television breaks, you buy a new one. If your PC breaks, you lose your data.”

Larry Ellison, chief executive appliance repairman at Oracle, on the durability of his company’s coming-real-soon-now network computers, News.com, 27 January 1998

YOU MEAN THAT BIG EMPTY SPACE WHERE PRODUCTS SHOULD BE?

January 27, 1998

“We haven’t made any announcements yet but watch this space.”

Michael Cowpland, chief executive of Corel, on the conspicuous absence of software that’s actually shipping from the Java-addled behemoth he runs, The New York Times, 25 January 1998

YOUR SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL GAFFE SURE WOKE THEM UP

January 26, 1998

“Coverups do work, but only to a certain extent – because of a press corps that has been sleeping.”

Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report, inspired by the Monica Lewinsky affair to cast a few stones from the glass house we call TV, Meet the Press, 25 January 1998

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