Archive for May, 2005

ON THE OTHER HAND, HE’S LIBERAL WITH THE PAIN PILLS

May 31, 2005

“Buying security software from Microsoft is like buying medication from a doctor who has been successfully sued for malpractice.”

Yankee Group analyst Jim Slaby, on the reason why Microsoft sells so little software, InformationWeek, 30 May 2005

PUTTING THE “OVER” IN “VOICEOVER”

May 29, 2005

“Nine of the top 10 selling games in 2004 were produced with union contracts, using union voice talent — and because of that, the quality of those games becomes exponentially higher.”

Union representative Seth Oster, on a potential strike by videogame voice talent, Wired News, 27 May 2005

PURSUING THE RED-HOT NONFISH, NONFOWL MARKET

May 27, 2005

“It’s not a PDA or a PC, it’s in that midrange where there’s definitely a market out there for it.”

Nokia spokesbot Laurie Armstrong, on the phone company’s new nonphone, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 May 2005

THE ART OF THE SPIEL

May 25, 2005

“I went to the best business school in the world. You don’t have to go through four years to learn a lot.”

Donald Trump, on enrolling students in his new online business school, USA Today, 23 May 2005

INSTEAD OF BUSY SIGNALS, OUR EMERGENCIES WILL GET SPAM-FILTERED

May 25, 2005

“If there’s a burglar in my home, maybe I send an e-mail or a text message to the police instead of making a call.”

Skype CEO Niklas Zennstrom, on how his company plans to make up for a lack of 911 service, News.com, 24 May 2005

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