COLLECTIVE ORGANIZING IS FUTILE

“The universe is not at stake. I mean, we’re not up against the Borg collective here.”

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, cleverly alluding to the company’s anti-union activity in a question about the company’s commerce partnerships, News.com, 30 November 2000

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SILICON VALLEY’S PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE, REVEALED

“We constructed a company that worked on technology and spun out companies to make products based on that technology. Then those companies can go public and Packet Design employees can benefit…. It kind of allowed us to be a perpetual start-up.”

Packet Design CEO Judy Estrin, spinning her non-incubator incubator for financial consumption, News.com, 24 November 2000

WHEN YOU SAY “SIX NINES,” I’M THINKING ABOUT MY CREDIT CARD STATEMENT

“Whether it’s online or on the street, it’s all the same. If it goes to its logical extreme, the holidays will stretch through the year, and there will be a shopping frenzy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

Tom Lacias, an Adbusters campaign manager, on the credit-limitless future of e-commerce, Wired News, 22 November 2000