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.

MOURNING DUES

“If you’re just mourning WeDeliverToothpaste.com, you’re missing the much larger picture. Look to more stable companies and find your niche there.”

Web guru Jeffrey Zeldman, on how designers need to move upmarket from dot-coms to blue-chips, even though companies like GE are substantially harder to fleece, SFGate.com, 7 August 2001