Archive for October, 1998

AW, DAD, YOU NEVER LET ME CODE IN JAVA

October 30, 1998

“It’s not that we don’t think [Java]‘s useful, it’s just that we have limited resources in terms of development and computing power.”

Steve Perlman, president of WebTV Networks, complaining that Bill Gates won’t budget for Java developers at the Microsoft-owned net-top box company, News.com, 30 October 1998

HONEY, YOU DON’T LOG ON LIKE YOU USED TO

October 29, 1998

“We understand each other more when we are connected.”

Betty Lo Mann, wife of wearable computing pioneer Steve Mann, on the fiber-optic ties that bind, The New York Times, 29 October 1998

DOCTOR, EMAIL THYSELF

October 28, 1998

“We are not trying to get anyone to buy more computers.”

Intel chairman Andy Grove, lying through his teeth to an audience of computer-illiterate doctors at Intel’s Internet Health Day, ZDNN, 27 October 1998

I JUST BURNED A CD — AM I AN “INDEPENDENT MUSICIAN,” TOO?

October 27, 1998

“This is a great outcome for independent musicians that want to distribute music over the Internet.”

Ken Wirt, Diamond Multimedia’s VP of corporate marketing, on the legal victory over the music industry that will allow it to distribute a piracy-friendly downloadable music player, ZDNN, 27 October 1998

ONLY THE PARANOID GET HIRED

October 26, 1998

“Our recruiting efforts are much more focused than they have been in recent years and we have a better idea of our target audience.”

CIA spokesperson Anya Gilsher, on the agency’s efforts to turn geeks into spooks, Wired News, 26 October 1998

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