I WAS A DOT-COM GO-GO BOY

“It was a go-go time. We were hot. We could raise capital at will and had an opportunity to build something that couldn’t be duplicated.”

Former Excite@Home CEO Tom “T.J.” Jermoluk, on the rapid-fire buy-and-build strategy that led the company to its present straits, News.com, 31 August 2001

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MARKET FARCES

“We’re obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself.”

For more on Allchin’s exploits, Ditherati recommends Wall Street Journal reporter David Bank’s new book Breaking Windows: How Bill Gates Fumbled the Future of Microsoft.