Archive for January, 1999

IT’S NOT VOYEURISM, IT’S AN IMPULSE SPY

January 29, 1999

“There is a huge demand for adult content online. The Internet is totally anonymous, it’s totally interactive, totally impulse-oriented.”

Seth Warshavsky, CEO of online porn purveyor Internet Entertainment Group, Wired News, 29 January 1999

SOMETIMES A LOGON IS JUST A LOGON

January 28, 1999

“It’s like with President Clinton. It depends on how you define ‘access.'”

Steve Dougherty, director of operations for Internet service provider, EarthLink, on the fine print of his company’s promise of “unlimited access,” The New York Times, 27 January 1999

INSUFFICIENT DATA

January 27, 1999

“I am a senior Microsoft executive. I don’t deny that.”

Microsoft VP Paul Maritz, offering some crumbs of actual information to Department of Justice prosecutor David Boies in the ongoing antitrust trial, San Jose Mercury News, 27 January 1999

WE’RE HERE, WE’RE CLEAR, GET USED TO IT

January 26, 1999

“You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.”

Sun CEO Scott McNealy, warming up to argue for the transparent society at the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wired News, 26 January 1999

TIME TO GET SCHOOLED

January 25, 1999

“This is like running the college paper, when everyone read you to find out if class was canceled. It’s been a long time since I’ve found readers so enmeshed in everything that we do.”

Marketwatch.com CEO Larry Kramer, commenting on his readership’s obsessive need to make sure the Internet-stock boom is still in session, The New York Times, 25 January 1999

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