Archive for August, 2007

NO ACCOUNTING FOR DISTASTE

August 29, 2007

“I would like to tell you about a number of organizational changes that will help us achieve our goals to better serve our customers, accelerate the speed of making fast, smart decisions, and create cleaner lines of accountability across key leaders.”

Yahoo president Sue Decker, on booting a rival executive to make way for an ally in a corporate reorganization, in an internal memo published by AllThingsD.com, 29 August 2007

THE MORE, THE INFERIOR

August 28, 2007

“I want more Internet. I want every one of the 6 billion people on the planet to be able to connect to the Internet — I think they will add things to it that will really benefit us all.”

Google executive and Internet creator Vint Cerf, on the need for more people to post amusing captioned photos of their cats, The Guardian, 27 August 2007

REST IN TCP/IP

August 27, 2007

“The days of the Internet creating explosively exciting ideas are dead.”

Internet entrepreneur Mark Cuban, who hasn’t seen those great Diet Coke and Mentos videos on YouTube, Blog Maverick, 24 August 2007

THE NETWORK IS THE STOCK PROMOTER

August 24, 2007

“Java is a technology whose value is near infinite to the Internet, and a brand that’s inseparably a part of Sun (and our profitability). And so next week, we’re going to embrace that reality by changing our trading symbol, from SUNW to JAVA.”

Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz, on changing the company’s stock-ticker symbol to highlight aging software that, in fact, makes up a vanishingly small part of Sun’s profitability, Jonathan’s Blog, 24 August 2007

OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF THEIR MINDS

August 23, 2007

“As always, we’re looking to improve the experience with you in mind.”

An anonymous YouTube staffer, explaining how the site has “improved” its videos by overlaying ads on top of them, The YouTube Blog, 21 August 2007

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