Archive for July, 1998

BUT ESPECIALLY AT MONICA LEWINSKY’S AGE

July 31, 1998

“Let’s begin with a simple premise: Privacy is a basic American value, in the information age and in every age.”

Vice President and Geek-in-Chief Al Gore, advocating new privacy laws (but avoiding comment on his boss’s privates), News.com, 31 July 1998

STEAL THIS FREE JUNK

July 30, 1998

“I think one of the reasons that kids steal stuff is because there’s too much that’s free [on the Web].”

Mike Farrace, vice president of Tower Records, who’s riled up by the practice of offering free music samples on the Web (even when Sony and Warner Bros. are doing it, one supposes), Wired News, 24 July 1998

WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY, AND HE IS US

July 29, 1998

“We are the first and only company to focus 100 percent on spam.”

Sunil Paul, CEO of spam prevention startup Bright Light Technologies, sounding curiously like renowned spammer Sanford Wallace of the now-defunct Cyber Promotions junk email factory, Internet World, 27 July 1998

SURE, THAT’S WHY THEY’RE AVOIDING YOU

July 28, 1998

“It bothers me to run into someone who’s unempowered or avoiding me because they’re punching the time clock.”

Mike Homer, executive vice president and general micromanager of Netscape’s Web site division, on empowering the little people, The Industry Standard, 27 July 1998

WHEN I THINK ABOUT YAHOO, I TOUCH MYSELF

July 27, 1998

“For us, the peaks are when there is sexy technology news.”

Jai Singh, editor-in-chief of CNET’s News.com, on the tech news site’s intimate relationship with its readers, The New York Times, 27 July 1998

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