Archive for March, 1998

NOT BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK

March 31, 1998

“The Web is about info nuggets and eye candy. I don’t believe you can convey serious ideas in a Web-based publication and be taken seriously.”

David Temkin, a herder of cats for @Home and founder of In Formation magazine, on why he’s killing trees to make his points about technoutopia, ABCNEWS.com, 30 March 1998

PROFITS ARE SO OLD MEDIA

March 30, 1998

“We actually had months where we’ve had operating profits, which is extremely unusual for a Web site.”

Derek Reisfield, CBS’s vice president for business development and chairman of investment news site CBS Marketwatch, disclosing data that really ought to be kept off the startup’s IPO prospectus, News.com, 27 March 1998

ONLY THE PARANOID RESIGN

March 27, 1998

“Concerned I’m not, because we have a very strong and deep management team.”

Intel Chairman and ex-CEO Andy Grove, showing a Yoda-like nonchalance about the quality of his company’s second-stringers, News.com, 26 March 1998

FIRST WE’LL FORM A SUPPORT GROUP, THEN HIRE A NEW CEO

March 26, 1998

“We’ve become a victim of rapid growth.”

Iomega spokesbot Willow Baum, on the reasons for the removable storage manufacturer’s recent ejection of erstwhile chief executive Kim Edwards, Wall Street Journal, 25 March 1998

IT’S MAKING MORE MONEY THAN SUN’S WORKSTATIONS, THAT’S FOR SURE

March 25, 1998

“The conference is the computer.”

Miko Matsumura, JavaSoft evangelist, on Sun Microsystems’ financial return from the giant Java networking opportunity called JavaOne, Wired News, 24 March 1998

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