Archive for March, 2001

GARBAGE IN, COMPOST OUT

March 29, 2001

“We are teaching the CEOs at all our companies how to be thrifty right now.”

Jim Dorrian of Crosspoint Venture Partners, on his firm’s attempts to recycle its portfolio companies, Washington Post, 27 March 2001

IN MY SPARE TIME, I LIKE TO SIT AT THE SEASHORE

March 28, 2001

“I’m not going to accept the argument that there is some way to get around [the Internet gambling ban]. And even if that is the case, then people will always find a way to get around it.”

Australian Communications Minister Richard Alston, on an Internet gambling ban that even he admits might be pointless because of the ease of hiding IP addresses, Australian IT, 28 March 2001

I NEVER GOT INTO TECHNO

March 27, 2001

“Our audience has become an incredibly wired, techno-literate audience whose fundamental approach to entertainment has changed.”

MTVi CEO Nicholas Butterworth, on the fundamental differences between Napster users who download songs for free and MTV viewers who watch music videos for free, News.com, 27 March 2001

TEETHING PAINS

March 26, 2001

“If it didn’t have problems at the beginning, it wouldn’t be great technology.”

Lesswire AG employee Ulrich Woessner, insisting that a failed demo of the Bluetooth wireless technology is actually proof of future coolness, Wired News, 26 March 2001

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

March 23, 2001

“This is a perfect time to start a dot-com.”

Laugh.com founder Bob Kohn, on the early April Fool’s joke he’s pulling on investors, News.com, 23 March 2001

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