LOW-PRESSURE SYSTEM

“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

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THE REAL WORLD: WASHINGTON, D.C.

“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