Archive for September, 2000

INSTANT ON, NO BANNER ADS — YUP, NOTHING LIKE A PC

September 29, 2000

“People say they want full Web browsing, and that’s the one thing we can’t deliver. We need to let people know that wireless is not like using a PC.”

Michael Mace, chief competitive officer of Palm Computing, apologizing unnecessarily for the wireless Web’s flaws, The New York Times, 28 September 2000

OR WAS THAT A SNAIL WITH A PENTIUM ON ITS BACK?

September 28, 2000

“We’ve clearly hit a speed bump.”

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, on disappointing earnings projected for the company this quarter — due, no doubt, to disappointed Apple fans who’ve been waiting for some speed bumps in their favored Macintosh models, Upside.com, 28 September 2000

BUSINESS CASUAL DOESN’T COUNT?

September 27, 2000

“I had this techno-utopian view early on that the Internet, for instance, would make possible a decentralized, Jeffersonian democracy. Now, I don’t believe that big social changes will be brought about by technology.”

Lotus Development founder turned venture capitalist Mitch Kapor, skipping over the wardrobe changes wrought by years of suit-taunting by the geeks, Interactive Week, 25 September 2000

ATTENTION DEVELOPERS: PLEASE DOWNLOAD EXPECTATIONS PATCH

September 26, 2000

“In January, we had set bad expectations on the ability to ship this year, so we’ll ship it next year.”

Microsoft.NET general manager Michael Risse, on the company’s continuing delays in shipping anything resembling working code, News.com, 26 September 2000

SITE UNSEEN

September 25, 2000

“I don’t think the I.O.C. can be seen in any way limiting speech about the Olympics.”

International Olympic Committee new media director Franklin Servan-Schrieber, on the decidedly un-Olympic ban the IOC has placed on Internet coverage of the Games, The New York Times, 25 September 2000

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