PATENT NONSENSE

“Whoever released the code for the Internet probably didn’t understand what they were doing.”

UC-Berkeley intellectual property czar Bill Hoskins, who’s in charge of making sure none of the university’s innovations ever make it out of the lab free of charge, Salon.com, 4 January 2002

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SPEED KILLS

“When I look back on it, I wonder did we need to make important strategic decisions at 10 p.m. on Sunday night after another 80-hour week.”

Former Excite@Home CEO George Bell, on rethinking his company’s rush to oblivion, The New York Times, 27 December 2001

“When it comes to decisions, we get whatever data is available and go.”

A pre-crash Bell, on his company’s need for speed, Wired, September 1998