Archive for August, 2001

I WAS A DOT-COM GO-GO BOY

August 31, 2001

“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

MARKET FARCES

August 30, 2001

“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.

NAPOLEON CHIPSET

August 29, 2001

“802.11 has won. Bluetooth is in full retreat from Moscow at the moment.”

Intel executive Sean Maloney, on dueling wireless standards, News.com, 29 August 2001

COMPUSA NOSTRA

August 28, 2001

“The timing is incredibly good for the PC industry right now. We should have a very good next year, and when I say we, I mean the industry.”

Microsoft VP Jim Allchin, on Windows XP’s release being very important for la familia — capeesh?, News.com, 28 August 2001

MOURNING DUES

August 27, 2001

“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

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