Re: Digital Faces Tough Market for Spinoff of Altavista

CobraBoy (
Tue, 3 Sep 1996 16:24:42 -0700

At 1:05 PM -0700 9/3/96, I Find Karma wrote:
:> What to me is amazing about this is that anyone would spend $20.00 a
:> share for a search engine.
:You forgot to read between the lines. And I didn't say Simon Says.
:So you're out.
:The Altavista spinoff is much more than a search engine, Tim.

Umm... I was talking about Yahoo. You forgot to read the lines Adam.

:> And as I understand it AltaVista was done by a couple of guys.
:Yes, two.
:> If I had wrote it and they were taking it public for $50 million it
:> would leave more than a bitter taste in my mouth....
:They are scientists, not motivated by money but rather motivated by
:ideas and visions and wanting to bend the world to listen to The Way.
:Kind of like a LiST owner I KNoW...
: :) Adam

Yeah, well scientists that give it away get no respect. Others that
promote themselves like Jim Clark and Marc Andreessen get rich and
can bend the world for the rest of their lives.

:If you want people to pay attention you can't tap them on the shoulder
:anymore. You have to use a sledgehammer to get their attention.
: -- Seven

Is that Seven from Married with Children?


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