Archive for May, 1999

THE CFO’S THE ONLY ONE EXPERIMENTING THESE DAYS

May 31, 1999

“There used to be a sense that we were on the cusp of a significant change that was at once economic and cultural…. The sense that you’re allowed to experiment has been replaced by pressure for quarterly results.”

@NY editor Jason Chervokas, who’s feeling only slightly bitter that he majored in liberal arts instead of accounting, The New York Times, 31 May 1999

METHINKS YOU OVERESTIMATE MAJOR WEBZINES

May 28, 1999

“Other major webzines are doing serious investigative journalism and analysis. But we won’t make that mistake.”

Paul McEnery, senior editor at Gettingit.com, on the new site’s mission to make entirely new mistakes, Wired News, 26 May 1999

LOG ON, SHOOT ‘EM UP

May 27, 1999

“Serial killer apps are the growth drivers of the Net.”

Marc Andreessen, America Online’s chief trophy officer, on the role of technology in post-Columbine America, News.com, 26 May 1999

GET BUYERED

May 26, 1999

“The future of the cable business requires deep pockets. [Paul Allen] is going to put small-town America at the forefront of new technology because he believes people in these towns will have insatiable appetites for Internet services.”

Marc Nathanson, chairman of Falcon Cable TV, on his decision to sell out to Microsoft gazillionaire Paul Allen, Seattle Times, 26 May 1999

APOCALYPSE NEW

May 25, 1999

“In five years, there won’t be any Internet companies because they will all be Internet companies. Otherwise they will die.”

Andy Grove, the admittedly paranoid chairman of chipmaker Intel, on the dwindling future he foresees for businesses that actually make things and do stuff, USA Today, 24 May 1999

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