"In 1992, Paul Allen founded Interval Research with a 10-year, $100
million charter to expand the ways in which people communicate and live
with new technology. Since its inception, three of the five companies
Interval has spun-off have been commercial failures. In February, Purple
Moon, a video game software maker, ceased operations and laid off
its employees due to stiff competition in a saturated market. In July
1998, Internet software maker Carnelian closed its doors. Like ePlanet,
Carnelian was unable to get venture capitalists excited about its prospects."
At 01:58 AM 12/3/99 -0500, Cynthia Dale wrote:
>Hm, nope, I haven't heard of it. It must be more secretive than
>Cynthia J. Dale
>Red Hat, Inc.
>On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, Robert S. Thau wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 21:17:39 -0500 (EST)
> > From: Robert S. Thau <email@example.com>
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Cc: 'Roy T. Fielding' <email@example.com>,
> 'Gregory Alan Bolcer' <gbolcer@endTECH.com>, 'FoRK' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Subject: RE: A Tale of Three Cities
> > Joseph S. Barrera, III writes:
> > > > The best quote in the article is way below that:
> > > >
> > > > "Compare PARC to something like Microsoft research," Saffo says.
> > > > "Microsoft research is an intellectual roach motel: All the big brains
> > > > check in but nothing ever checks out."
> > >
> > > Well, I checked out :-)
> > >
> > > But seriously, that quote has a lot of truth to it...
> > Speaking of which, there's Interval, the research lab founded (or at
> > least funded) by that other guy from Microsoft. Has anyone heard of
> > *anything* coming out of that place?
> > rst