Archive for February, 2000

HE’S NOT FAT, HE’S GOT KOZMO TUNNEL SYNDROME

February 29, 2000

“Kozmo offers a value proposition to the lazy, hungry 25-to-30-year-olds in metropolitan areas.”

Gomez Advisors analyst Jill Frankle, on the food-and-videos delivery service’s decision to target the Marc Andreessen market, News.com, 29 February 2000

MOM, THE RECEPTION IN YOUR WOMB IS LOUSY

February 28, 2000

“Our vision for mobility is that people are going to be born with a cell phone attached to their hip.”

Microsoft executive Paul Gross, on his company’s plans to partner with hospitals to improve its cell-phone strategy, News.com, 28 February 2000

THE CHECK IS IN THE MAIL

February 25, 2000

“We haven’t ruled out an ATM strategy ourselves. However, in a world of electronic payments, it becomes less and less an issue.”

X.com founder Elon Musk, on his bank’s strange disinterest in taking money from its customers, Bankrate.com, 25 February 2000

ALL WE DO IS THINK ABOUT GETTING BOUGHT BY BRILL’S CONTENT

February 24, 2000

“We’re not a real business yet. All we do is think about content.”

William Bastone, editor of the Smoking Gun, on his Fox-tweaking webzine’s lack of a business plan, The Industry Standard, 24 February 2000

WE’VE BEEN SAFEGUARDING OUR PRIVACY, ANYWAY

February 23, 2000

“We have always done a good job of safeguarding privacy. I don’t think we’ve done a good job as we could have on getting the message out there about privacy.”

DoubleClick president Kevin Ryan, on his firm’s skill in keeping privacy matters at his data-sniffing ad-banner firm very, very secret, ZDNN, 23 February 2000

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