Archive for March, 1999

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD

March 31, 1999

“In many ways we’re thrilled to see traditional media companies getting into the business.”

Ethan Zuckerman, vice president of R&D for Lycos’s Tripod subsidiary, on how hopes for a bailout of “community” sites have been lifted by the recent entry of old-media giants into the biz, News.com, 31 March 1999

WE’RE GOING TO DO ANOTHER WOLFF NEW MEDIA INSTEAD

March 30, 1999

“The world does not need another Yahoo!”

Lou Dobbs, president of CNN’s financial news division, on how his corporate parent, Time Warner, aims to make sure its next new media play learns absolutely nothing from anyone who’s been remotely successful online, The Wall Street Journal, 30 March 1999 (paid subscription required)

I’M A SPECIAL-MADE ROBOT

March 29, 1999

“I have a good memory. I have the equivalent of a Palm Pilot installed neurally.”

Open Source guru and Clue Train conductor Eric Raymond, who, despite his advanced, futuristic mind, appears to be in need of the popular 1MB Professional upgrade, The New York Times, 25 March 1999

MY EMPLOYEES ARE BITTER, MY NET WORTH IS PRETTY SWEET

March 26, 1999

“It was bittersweet in the sense of Netscape not existing as a company anymore and because of the layoffs.”

Netscape cofounder Marc Andreessen, reflecting on his creation’s becoming a footnote in America Online’s corporate history, Washington Post, 25 March 1999

NOBODY TOLD ME BUREAUCRATS COULD READ EMAIL

March 25, 1999

“Our worst nightmare as Libertarians is that we might have caused them to spend more money and hire more employees to monitor the public comment.”

Bill Winter, a Libertarian Party propagandist, expressing his dismay that the Internet might allow citizens to communicate directly with an effective and responsive government, The New York Times, 24 March 1999

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