I DON’T THINK SHE MEANS CHICKCLICK, EITHER

“As more and more women are finding opportunities in the new economy, they are finding some problems of the old economy as well. We need to build that new girls’ network to compete with that of the old boys’ network.”

First Lady and Senate candidate Hillary Clinton, on the Silicon Valley venture capital industry’s need for a shakeup, San Francisco Examiner, 30 March 2000

WE’RE IN THE SPACE SPACE (NO, NOT REAL ESTATE)

“Space.com has established itself as the leading provider of space news, information, entertainment and educational content on the Web. No other company is leveraging this space so aggressively.”

PaineWebber chairman Donald Marron, on his company’s investment in a startup run by hot-air balloonist and former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs, Yahoo/Business Wire, 28 March 2000

STICK IT TO DOT COM

“I believe in technology — like I like the idea that I can post this message and have it be sent internationally, and get picked up.”

Digital provocateur Sam Lowry, offering no Luddite apologies for his blowthedotoutyourass.com website (which we’ve always suspected was an undercover campaign to promote Network Solutions’ domain-name registration service), Wired News, 28 March 2000

CREDIT CARD FRAUD? WE’RE TOO BUSY BILKING SHAREHOLDERS

“Internet merchants haven’t always come out of the old catalog business, and sometimes they have little experience in business. They’re often new and often focused on IPOs and other stuff.”

Visa executive Dave Richey, on the warring priorities of the online merchants who pay his company fees to take credit cards over the Web, News.com, 24 March 2000