LISTEN UP, TALK DOWN

“The reviews [on Listen.com] are not judgmental — this is not a journalistic property per se. It’s more like, ‘What does the music sound like? What mood does it evoke?'”

Rob Reid, CEO of Listen.com and author of Architects of the Web, which also wasn’t a journalistic property per se, News.com, 21 June 1999

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ALL WE ARE SAYING IS GIVE JAVA A CHANCE

“Given a chance, we might be able to create an alternative [to Windows]. Right now there isn’t one.”

Sun CEO Scott McNealy, on why his company’s alliance with America Online is just a quixotic tilt at the Microsoft windmill, not a serious business venture (that’s what he’s telling the Department of Justice, anyway), Newsweek, 21 June 1999 (issue date)