Archive for January, 2001

BUT WILL YOU PAY ME ROYALTIES IN THE MORNING?

January 31, 2001

“As artists we have always been screwed by the music majors. Napster and the file sharers are screwing us all over again. To be screwed from two different directions simultaneously, that’s very worrying.”

Singer Peter Gabriel, on feeling that the musical three-way proposed by Bertelsmann and Napster is more than a little bit nonconsensual, The Independent, 30 January 2001

EITHER THAT, OR THEY FOUND OUT “WISH UPON A STAR” WASN’T AN EFFECTIVE BUSINESS STRATEGY

January 30, 2001

“The advertising community has abandoned the Internet.”

Disney chairman Michael Eisner, who appears to be taking poor ad sales at his company’s Go.com portal a bit personally, FT.com, 28 January 2001

HOW MUCH STOCK WOULD A DAYTRADER CHUCK IF A DAYTRADER COULD CHUCK STOCK?

January 29, 2001

“Advertising does aggregate around large scale advertising aggregators.”

Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle, providing a tongue-twistingly weak justification for the price of his company’s shares at the World Economic Forum in Davos, BBC, 26 January 2001

GO SMALL OR STAY HOME

January 26, 2001

“This company has always strived to do more. Now, we’re going to strive to do less.”

Excite@Home CEO George Bell, describing the company’s job-slashing as corporate Zen minimalism, TheStreet.com, 25 January 2001

IF ALL ELSE FAILS, WE’LL RENT A MARKET

January 25, 2001

“We don’t ‘own’ any market. We’re going to keep fighting for customers.”

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, addressing the troops at the rebate-happy computer maker’s latest all-hands meeting, ZDNN, 25 January 2001

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