Archive for October, 2004

FISH TALE

October 29, 2004

“We’re going to be broader to reflect the maturing of the tech industry. It’s also important to be much more global than it was.”

Red Herring editor Joel Dreyfuss, on his plan to tank the magazine exactly the same way it went under the first time, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 October 2004

SOMEBODY ELSE’S INVENTORY

October 28, 2004

“We don’t bring in any material to the factory until it has been ordered by the customer.”

Dell engineer Steve Lawton, exposing the fiction that lets Dell claim the parts piling up in a corner of its factory don’t actually belong to it, News.com, 27 October 2004

IPAWED

October 26, 2004

“We want our audience to have a more intimate online relationship with the band, and Apple can help us do that.”

U2 lead singer Bono, on reaching out and touching his fans, Macworld UK, 26 October 2004

THAT EXPLAINS THE POP-UP ADS FOR SPYWARE INSURANCE

October 26, 2004

“Just like you don’t expect to get hit by a car, you don’t believe a computer attack can happen to you.”

National Cyber Security Alliance chairman Ken Watson, on a new study finding most computer users are blithely ignorant of how infected their computers are, Wired News, 25 October 2004

BRING ‘EM ON

October 22, 2004

“There’s much more demand than the current market players, including Google, can supply.”

Google CEO Eric Schmidt, begging for some decent competition, International Herald Tribune, 22 October 2004

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