Archive for July, 2004

GROWING PAINS

July 31, 2004

“A very good job would say we might be able to grow a whole Nokia, a whole Siemens, potentially a whole Intel.”

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, deciding how to replace all the cash he’s tossed to shareholders, News.com, 29 July 2004

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ISN’T MUCH iNK

July 29, 2004

“There’s an enormous amount of technology in these things.”

Hewlett-Packard executive Pradeep Jotwani, attempting to justify the price of his company’s ink cartridges, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 July 2004

OFF WITH THEIR DEPARTMENT HEADS

July 28, 2004

“I recently spoke to Intel’s senior managers about our execution.”

Intel CEO Craig Barrett, sharing the tongue-lashing he delivered to managers with the rest of his employees, News.com, 27 July 2004

NEXT, WE’RE GOING TO TRY PUPPY-DOG EYES

July 27, 2004

“What we are really trying to focus on is what’s going to get our customers — or potential customers — to buy from us.

Gateway CEO Wayne Inouye, on the company’s novel new business plan, News.com, 27 July 2004

BENEFIT CONCERT

July 26, 2004

“A long time from now, people will look back at our announcement and say it was a great benefit for Apple.”

RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser, on cracking Apple’s iPod song format without permission, The New York Times, 26 July 2004

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