Archive for May, 2001

IT’S IFFY, THAT’S FOR SURE

May 31, 2001

“The Internet will massify in Latin America wirelessly.”

StarMedia CEO Fernando Espuelas, whose punditries are as hard to classify as the Internet is to massify, The New York Times, 29 May 2001

THE PRICE IS TIGHT

May 30, 2001

“We’re not going to bother with the tit-for-tat price war that all of our competitors are engaged in.”

Gateway CEO Ted Waitt, in an internal memo announcing the PC maker’s latest sally in a tit-for-tat price war, News.com, 29 May 2001

AS LONG AS THEY SPELL MY URL RIGHT

May 29, 2001

“We’ve built the brand up to a point where we can do an aggressive campaign…. We’ll be a lot more direct and this campaign will name names.”

Bob Visse, an MSN product manager, on Microsoft’s plan to provide free advertising for its Internet-access rivals, The Industry Standard, 29 May 2001

TRADE DEFICIT

May 28, 2001

“I think we’ve actually exported fraud to Yahoo.”

eBay CEO Meg Whitman, on how getting tough on sellers of faux Beanie Babies has moved cybercrime to other auction sites, San Jose Mercury News, 27 May 2001

IF THE HTML DOESN’T FIT, YOU MUST ACQUIT

May 25, 2001

“I’ve worked on so many Web projects and today they’re all gone. I realized there’s no proof I actually did anything.”

Freelance writer Steve Baldwin, on the motivation for his Museum of E-Failure, which includes such doozies as Time Warner’s defunct O.J. Central, The New York Times, 24 May 2001

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