Archive for April, 1998

NOW, WE JUST HAVE TO FIND SOME CONTENT

April 30, 1998

“We will be aggressively competing on the Internet…. Eventually content will prevail on the Internet.”

Disney Chairman Michael Eisner, speaking to a group of newspaper editors on why they should be worried about Disney’s Mickey-Mouse online efforts, News.com/Reuters, 29 April 1998

WHAT’S UP, DOT COM?

April 29, 1998

“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

April 28, 1998

“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

April 27, 1998

“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

April 24, 1998

“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

%d bloggers like this: