Archive for November, 2000

COLLECTIVE ORGANIZING IS FUTILE

November 30, 2000

“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

BUY LOW, SELL HYPE

November 29, 2000

“We’ve finally realized we were idiots who were overpaying for hype.”

Jazztel chairman Martin Varsavsky, on the Iberian telecom’s plans to spend its junk bonds on junk bandwidth, Wired News, 29 November 2000

MY RESUME ISN’T BUZZWORD COMPLIANT

November 28, 2000

“The company’s new strategic focus will transform ReplayTV into a technology business-to-business operation, an area outside my background and interest.”

Ousted ReplayTV CEO Kim LeMasters, on his career getting placed on pause by the board of the struggling digital-recorder company, eV, 28 November 2000

HANDS OFF MY RUBBER DUCKY OBJECT

November 27, 2000

“The thing with Linux today — I call it the bathtub. I can throw source in there. It’s all floating around and it’s available to everybody.”

Sun president Ed Zander, failing to see the bazaar for the cathedral, News.com, 27 November 2000

SILICON VALLEY’S PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE, REVEALED

November 24, 2000

“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

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