Archive for May, 2004

PLAUSIBLE VIABILITY

May 31, 2004

“When you look at last year’s growth and the projected growth for this year, and you see the percentage of sales that are done online, it tells you how much potential there still is.”

JCPenney.com executive Richard Last, on e-commerce’s continued search for statistical significance, The New York Times, 31 May 2004

OUR PRICES ARE EYE-OPENING

May 28, 2004

“We can’t just sell products anymore. We have to sell both products and vision.”

BEA Systems CEO Alfred Chuang, on what his customers get for their money, News.com, 28 May 2004

THE FIRST HIT IS FREE

May 27, 2004

“The addictive part is not so much extreme narcissism. It’s that you’re involved in a conversation. You have a connection to people through the blog.”

Advance.net president Jeff Jarvis, on what drives people to blog, The New York Times, 27 May 2004

ZOMBIE JAMBOREE

May 26, 2004

“We’re the biggest spammer on the Internet.”

Comcast engineer Sean Lutner, on the broadband provider’s susceptibility to takeovers of subscribers’ PCs by malicious emailers, News.com, 24 May 2004

WE’RE STICKING WITH THE OLD-FASHIONED FBI FILES

May 25, 2004

“This will be first law in the nation to ensure that this type of technology is never used to create files on consumers.”

California state senator Liz Figueroa (D.-Logitech), on her quixotic campaign to forbid Google from providing free email, News.com, 25 May 2004

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