NOT BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK

“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

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PROFITS ARE SO OLD MEDIA

“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