Archive for November, 2001

57 WEBSITES AND NOTHING’S ON

November 30, 2001

“We’re seeing a big change in the Internet business that’s beginning to look a lot like the TV business.”

AOL Time Warner honcho Bob Pittman, on his dreams of filling Internet pipelines with the same kind of pablum he pioneered at MTV, EE Times, 30 November 2001

XBOX POST FACTO

November 29, 2001

“We know we have to succeed but there is a broader concept there that we will pursue at some point.”

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, on the world-domination plan that’s built into every Xbox game console, News.com, 29 November 2001

GUERRILLAS IN THE MIST

November 28, 2001

“They knew it would create marketing. It’s the guerrilla marketing that Ogilvy cherishes so much.”

San Francisco supervisor Gavin Newsom, on the city’s imposition of a $100,000 fine against IBM for having its ad agency etch peace symbols, hearts, and penguins on municipal sidewalks, ZDNN, 28 November 2001

BOND TRADERS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM

November 27, 2001

“People really crave a reminder of human bonds that have to do with sacrifice and fellowship and getting to know each other over time.”

Cyberselfish author Paulina Borsook, on the dot-com generation’s discovery that they can get a return on emotional investment, The New York Times, 25 November 2001

NO-SWEAT EQUITY

November 26, 2001

“I woke up one morning and just lost the desire to come into work. I love this place; I’ve sweated for it and put all that I could into it. But the tank just ran dry.”

Longtime Yahoo executive Ellen Siminoff, on her resignation from the company after its sputtering market capitalization left her without shares to lavish on the likes of Mark Cuban, News.com, 16 November 2001

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