MR. SOMEONE-ELSE-ALREADY-FIXED-IT

“In the first six months of the year, we have accomplished more in terms of a turnaround, in terms of fixing products and the platform, than in the past three years.”

AOL CEO Randy Falco, on taking credit for the accomplishments of his predecessor, The New York Times, 20 August 2007

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LOVE IS IN THE ERROR

“The Skype system has not crashed or been victim of a cyber attack. We love our customers too much to let that happen.”

Skype employee Villu Arak, on how the eBay-owned Internet phone service hated its customers so much that it let a software glitch prevent them from using it, Skype Heartbeat blog, 16 August 2007

THE BUCKING RESPONSIBILITY STARTS HERE

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my time as CEO here at Technorati is that making tough choices is a daily reality. But some choices are tougher than others, particularly when they involve one’s own self.”

Dave Sifry, on making the tough decision to resign as CEO, even though his company has yet to identify a replacement, Technorati Weblog, 16 August 2007

WE’RE HERE, WE’RE QUEER, YOUR AD HERE

“Independent Web publishers have been successful in creating great quality content and attracting loyal and passionate audiences, but they have been less effective in attracting national advertisers due to their limited individual size.”

Former PlanetOut president Mark Elderkin, on launching a gay online-ad network to compete with his old company, MarketWire, 14 August 2007

IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS TOTALLY AN EXCUSE! YAY!

“This complaint in no way concerns isolated translations published on the Internet … by disinterested fans not fully aware of the illegal nature of their action.”

Marie Leroy-Lena, spokeswoman for Gallimard, the French publisher of Harry Potter, on arresting a schoolboy who’d translated the latest book and posted it online, News.com, 10 August 2007