WILL KEEPS STEALING THE BLANKETS

“I’ve enjoyed working with [NBCi CEO] Will [Lansing] these past seven months and, as we’ve streamlined the company together, it has become evident there is overlap between our two positions.”

NBCi president Edmond Sanctis, on his discovery that the GE-backed portal’s management suite was getting a bit too narrowband for the both of them, News.com, 20 October 2000

AND WE’LL MAKE IT UP IN VOLUME

“If we could sell twice as many notebooks, drop the margin by 50 percent, I’d still have 50 percent more profit.”

Dell CFO James Schneider, displaying the math skills that led the computer maker to announce lower earnings twice in a row this year, News.com, 19 October 2000