57 WEBSITES AND NOTHING’S ON

“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

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XBOX POST FACTO

“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

NO-SWEAT EQUITY

“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