PERHAPS ANOTHER GUT NEEDS REWIRING

“Apple TV is still a hobby. The reaility is that Apple TV is in a market that is very small today. … But we’re going to continue to invest in it because our gut tells us there’s something there.”

Apple COO Tim Cook, on why he’s spending shareholders’ money on a living-room hobbyhorse, Digital Daily, 23 February 2010

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THE VENTURE-BACKED VOMITORIUM

“I sent a text to Ev the day that we closed the [Google] deal, and I said, ‘I’m going to throw up. He texted back, ‘I know.'”

Charmingly indiscreet Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, on the indigestibly obscene amounts of money his company has been taking in, Technology Review, March/April 2010

ARE YOU SAYING STEVE JOBS BUYS THE SWIMSUIT ISSUE?

“The difference is this is a well-known company with previously published material available broadly in a well-accepted format.”

Apple sidekick-in-chief Phil Schiller, explaining why the company has banned little-known sexy apps from its App Store, while keeping ones by Sports Illustrated and Playboy, New York Times, 23 February 2010