FOR EXAMPLE: TAKING MONEY OUT OF OUR CUSTOMERS’ POCKETS

“Microsoft thinks innovation is putting stuff into software. We think innovation is taking stuff out.”

Oracle marketing exec Jeremy Burton, on the database giant’s philosophical differences with Microsoft, Wired News, 17 February 2000

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SO THEY’LL LOSE MONEY FASTER?

“[Windows 2000] can handle all the e-commerce done on the Web last year in two days.”

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, on his plans to accelerate the pace of e-commerce losses with his new server software, MSNBC, 17 February 2000