WRITE A NOVEL ALREADY, WHY DON’T YOU?

“After the events of the past several weeks, I have been in touch with many of you. It has become clear to me that there is far too little accurate information available in this time of unprecedented change. The issues we all face together are complex, and no news story or 140-character snippet can adequately address them. Therefore, I propose to write you occasionally, when I get a sense that there is a need for direct information.”

Macmillan CEO John Sargent, on taking to the blogosphere to press his case for more expensive e-books, Macmillan.com, 2 March 2010

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THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BING

“The biggest opportunity is really to help people get done what they need to get done. I mean, it’s a marketing campaign, but it’s really true.”

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, on Bing’s destiny as a sort of Web-based Clippy,  Seattlepi.com, 2 March 2010