MONOPOLIZE DIFFERENT

“A certain percentage of customers are going to choose the Mac platform. I certainly want Microsoft to be selling those customers productivity software rather than somebody else.”

Tim McDonough, an executive at Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit, on his mission to make sure Microsoft’s office software monopoly outperforms its operating system monopoly, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 30 January 2004

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ASK NOT WHAT FRIENDSTER CAN DO FOR YOU

“People who don’t know each other very well are trying to develop fast and facile friendships. It’s really, really ironic that software for automating social processes is making interactions worse.”

Blogger and novelist Cory Doctorow, unknowingly observing that social networking startups have perfectly realized the aims of American society, Wired News, 28 January 2004