Archive for April, 2001

LET A HUNDRED BLOWERS FUME

April 30, 2001

“Maybe we have enough innovation. For just about every idea under the sun, we have too many companies.”

E.piphany CEO Roger Siboni, whose company is best known for its ever-so-creative introduction of the interdot in corporate branding, The Washington Post, 30 April 2001

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO OPEN YOUR SOURCE TODAY?

April 27, 2001

“It’s up to Microsoft to make sure it’s very clear what we think is open, where we gave up in terms of intellectual property, and where we plan to make money.”

Microsoft executive Jim Allchin, on the company’s new policy of glasnost, ZDNN, 23 April 2001

THE TRACKS OF MY TEARSHEETS

April 26, 2001

“For everyone, the dot-com advertising was really like heroin; I mean suddenly from nothing you get multimillions, tens of millions of dollars [in] advertising and then just as quickly it’s gone.”

Phil Bronstein, executive editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and husband of actress Sharon Stone, on Internet advertising withdrawal, Inside.com, 26 April 2001

IT’S A DEAD MAN’S PARTY, WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE?

April 25, 2001

“A big party started raging and no one’s quite sure of who originally threw it, but everyone participated, all the way through the buy side and institutional funds.”

Crosspoint VC Jim Dorrian, who prefers to remember the Internet bubble as a really rocking kegger, not a binge drinking session, News.com, 25 April 2001

FORGET ME .NET

April 24, 2001

“It’s easier to tell the truth so you don’t have to remember everything.”

Microsoft VP Dan’l Lewin, who will soon be adding litigation strategy to his responsibilities as envoy to Silicon Valley, ZDNN, 24 April 2001

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