VIDEO KILLED THE INTERNET STAR

“The only mistake that I would say that I regret is that we got pulled into the whole dot-com frenzy.”

Geraldine Laybourne, on how sorry she is for raising hundreds of millions of dollars by promising TV-Web convergence, only to turn around and pour it into an also-ran cable channel, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 December 2001

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SPEED KILLS

“When I look back on it, I wonder did we need to make important strategic decisions at 10 p.m. on Sunday night after another 80-hour week.”

Former Excite@Home CEO George Bell, on rethinking his company’s rush to oblivion, The New York Times, 27 December 2001

“When it comes to decisions, we get whatever data is available and go.”

A pre-crash Bell, on his company’s need for speed, Wired, September 1998