SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A NUT, SOMETIMES YOU WORK FOR ONE

“What we need are people who are going to be here working 16 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

Naveen Jain, on ousting his handpicked successor to reinstate himself as Infospace’s CEO — after selling off a large chunk of his rapidly plummeting shareholdings in the company, Yahoo/Reuters, 22 January 2001

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CHEAP, SLOW, AND OUT OF CONTROL

“We’re making a statement about what the future of movies on the Internet is going to be.”

Jennifer Pesci, marketing director of SightSound.com, on the site’s deal to distribute Miramax film Guinevere online for $3.49, San Jose Mercury News, 19 January 2001

PROTECTING THEIR CURRENT DISINTEREST, MORE LIKELY

“There is so much music that is locked in the vaults because the recording industry is protecting their current interests. And that is going to leave a huge historical void in the art and culture of the 20th century.”

Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow, on the music industry’s tragedy of the uncommon, Wired News, 16 January 2001