Archive for April, 2000

SOMEHOW, I DON’T THINK KOZMO WILL DELIVER TO NEBRASKA

April 28, 2000

“The revolution in information technology … will likely bring future benefits to rural communities that we now can only scarcely imagine.”

Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan, explaining how the Net is going to help rural people — for example, Internet billionaires who have retired to Jackson Hole, The New York Times, 28 April 2000

LIKE MOST INTERNET COMPANIES, WE FOCUS ON OUR MEMBERS

April 27, 2000

“Our focus is more on being a personalized infomediary-oriented offering for our members.”

NBC Internet CEO Will Lansing, on where his also-ran portal is putting most of its energies these days, News.com, 27 April 2000

PEACE, JUSTICE, AND EXTORTING WEB DEVELOPERS

April 26, 2000

“They want everything to be free and let’s all be friends. But fortunately, this is not the American way.”

Unisys patent lawyer Mark Starr, on his company’s attempts to squeeze dough out of Websites that dare to generate GIF images, The Industry Standard, 25 April 2000

L’INTERNET, C’EST MOI!

April 25, 2000

“I have been an Internet user since ARPANET days, in 1976. Today I am one of the senior technical cadre that makes the Internet work.”

Open-source programmer Eric Raymond, admonishing legal scholar Larry Lessig to f33r his 3l33t sk1llz, The American Prospect, 25 April 2000

LUCKILY, THE MARGINS ON STUFF ARE VERY GOOD

April 24, 2000

“At the end of the day — best-case scenario — 20 percent of stuff is going to be sold online.”

BlueLight.com CEO Mark Goldstein, on the market share of his fellow online retailers in the near future, The Washington Post, 22 April 2000

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