Archive for June, 2005

LOW-PRESSURE SYSTEM

June 30, 2005

“I don’t necessarily believe we’re a great barometer of corporate spending.”

Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy, on not reading his company’s soft sales as an economic portent, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 June 2005

THE REAL WORLD: WASHINGTON, D.C.

June 29, 2005

“Knowing we were right legally really still isn’t the same thing as being right in the real world.”

Former record-industry lobbyist Hilary Rosen, on the rich fantasy life of the music labels, Huffington Post, 27 June 2005

“SHARE” AND SHARE ALIKE

June 26, 2005

“We’re grabbing that word and saying … we own the word ‘share.'”

Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy, not quite embracing his company’s new message, News.com, 24 June 2005

NOWADAYS, I SUPPOSE, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TURIONS

June 24, 2005

“Our raps are filled with braggadocio, but instead of boasting about our bitches, blunts, Benzes or Benjamins, maybe we talk about our math skills or the efficiency of our code.”

Geeksta rapper Dan Maynes-Aminzade, on his withering insults, Wired News, 23 June 2005

NOT INVENTED HERE? WRAP IT UP!

June 22, 2005

“Acquisitions and innovation are not two separate things.”

Cisco CTO Charles Giancarlo, on buying its way out of skimping on R&D, News.com, 22 June 2005

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