BLOWING IN THE WIND

“Even though the vast majority of people have never heard of Steve or myself, we’re more influential than John Lennon or Bob Dylan ever were.”

Dave Winer, declaring himself and fellow blogger Steve Gillmor bigger than Jesus, Wired News, 8 June 2005

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FEAR, UNCERTAINTY, AND TOUT

“I don’t think we should have expectations that we will have people lined up at midnight to buy a copy, necessarily, despite the fact that Longhorn is a huge deal.”

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, managing expectations down for his company’s next big product, News.com, 7 June 2005