Archive for August, 1998

MORE LIKE A BLINKING ‘12:00′

August 31, 1998

“Even when they work out all the problems with video on demand, it won’t be like a light switch being turned off for the video store.”

Mark Wattles, CEO of Hollywood Entertainment, the runner-up video chain that recently invested in tech cred by buying Reel.com, on the future of bricks and mortars in retail, San Jose Mercury News, 30 August 1998

DOOFS THAT GOOF NEED A SPOOF

August 28, 1998

“Things that think want to link.”

Nicholas “Dr. Seuss” Negroponte, director of MIT’s Media Lab, on the unbearable rightness of TCP/IP’ing, The Wall Street Journal, 27 August 1998

BUDDY, CAN YOU SPARE SOME CHANGE?

August 27, 1998

“We are the best example of how the Internet is going to change everything.”

Cisco CEO John Chambers, whose company specializes in Internet routers, devices that change money in customers’ pockets into revenues for Cisco, Business Week, 24 August 1998

REALITY BITES

August 26, 1998

“We don’t have an image problem. We have a reality problem.”

Seth Godin, CEO of online direct marketer Yoyodyne, on the consumer privacy woes of Internet ad-hawkers, The Industry Standard, 21 August 1998

STALKING THE PROSPECTIVE

August 25, 1998

“The basic methodology of advertising since I’ve been alive has been breaking and entering.”

Myer Berlow, AOL’s senior vice president of interactive marketing, explaining his company’s choose-or-lose ads that appear on login, The New York Times, 24 August 1998

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