WHAT’S UP, DOT COM?

“We’re working with colleagues throughout … Time Warner to formulate a strategy for how to deal with this. If you think we’re concerned about protecting Time, you can be sure they’re concerned about Bugs Bunny.”

Julie Fenster, vice president of law and business affairs at Time Inc. New Media, on how the media giant intends to remain the master of its own domain names, The Industry Standard, 27 April 1998

A SINGLE-SOURCE CONTRACT FOR CHANGE IS GOOD

“The Internet should emerge as the next mass media. It will be a blurring of the Internet and TV. You’d better be ready for change.”

Bob Herbold, Microsoft’s chief operating officer and heir-non-apparent, speaking about where you damn well better want to go today at the Hambrecht & Quist Technology Conference, Wired News, 27 April 1998

ALMOST BUT NOT QUITE

“When George Bush founded Zapata 40 years ago, he was in the cutting edge of technology in the oil-rig business. You can almost relate it to this point in the Internet.”

Avram Glazer, CEO of the company formerly known as Zapata, on how his visionary purchase of the moribund Webzines Word and Charged will power his food-processing concern onto the Internet as “Zap Inc.,” The New York Times, 27 April 1998

CITY OF BROAD BANDWIDTH

“I really think I am not overstating things a bit when I tell you that we’re going to build Silicon City and then, when we’re done, it will be the epicenter of the information age.”

Richard Arns, executive director of the Midwest-boosting Chicago Research and Planning Group, on efforts to make the Second City more than No. 4 in high tech, San Jose Mercury News/Chicago Tribune, 22 April 1998

HUMIDITY CONTROL? HOLD ME

“At the end of the day, ICC is really a holding company. What’s really important is that they are a publicly traded firm that gives us the capital to grow into other markets.”

Glenn Meyers, founder and CEO of “Internet solutions” company Rare Medium, on its acquisition by ICC Technologies, a maker of humidity control systems, New York Times CyberTimes, 22 April 1998