Archive for October, 1999

WAY NEW FACTS

October 29, 1999

“We have been rapidly learning about using the Internet to check on all types of facts and sources for all sorts of stories.”

USA Today managing editor John Hilkirk, offering mass computer illiteracy in the newsroom as an excuse for getting duped by a fairly transparent models’-eggs hoax, Boston Globe, 29 October 1999

WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG, BAD NET?

October 28, 1999

“The record industry is not afraid of the Internet. We are not afraid of piracy. And I don’t think the MP3 phenomenon has been a terrible thing.”

Hilary Rosen, president of the Recording Industry Association of America, testifying before Congress with a strategy of not-so-plausible deniability, Wired News, 20 October 1999

LIKE MOST ONLINE MEDIA COMPANIES, WE HAVE NO CLUE

October 27, 1999

“Unlike most online media companies, [Broadband Sports] derives its revenue from a combination of E-commerce, content syndication, advertising, sponsorship and subscriptions to premium content offerings.”

Frank Biondi, a bigwig Hollywood investor, on the new Internet startup where his bigwig Hollywood friend Richard Nanula signed on as CEO, The New York Times, 27 October 1999

MY COMPANY WILL REINVENT THE WHEEL FOR YOU

October 26, 1999

“Internet companies are being forced to reinvent the wheel all by themselves.”

Former Netscape–er, AOL executive Marc Andreessen, on his new startup, HotAir–er, LoudCloud, TechWeb, 26 October 1999

FIRST-LOSER ADVANTAGE

October 25, 1999

“There’s a huge advantage to being last. You can come up with a vision and a strategy that’s better.”

AltaVista CEO Rod Schrock, on his company’s less-is-more marketing strategy, ZDNN, 24 October 1999

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