THINK DIFFIDENT

“For the time being, vendors continue to opt for price cutting rather than changing PC design to stimulate growth.”

Gartner analyst Todd Kort, blaming uncreative PC designers, rather than indifferent consumers, for the first-ever drop in worldwide PC sales, The Register, 20 July 2001

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TOO MANY PRIESTS, NOT ENOUGH INDIANS

“There’s a battle going on for the soul of the entrepreneur. It’s a contest between missionaries and mercenaries.”

Kleiner Perkins VC John Doerr, who did more than his part to appeal to entrepreneurs’ mercenary instincts when he declared that the Internet boom was “the largest legal creation of wealth” in history, San Jose Mercury News, 16 July 2001