Archive for January 21st, 2009

Failing Upwards?

Posted January 21, 2009 By Dave Thomer

I have to say that it does not fill me with confidence that the new chairman of the board at Citigroup is gonna be a guy who thought it was a good idea to essentially sell Time Warner to America Online.

(One of my main images of the year 2000 is Pattie coming into the bedroom while she was getting ready for work and waking me up with some ridiculous piece of news that I was convinced had to be part of some hallucinatory dream I was having. “Time Warner’s merging with AOL!” “There’s a recount in Florida!” “Aliens have stolen our dining room chairs!” I think that last one did turn out to be a dream, at least.)

Always willing to be happily surprised, but that one strikes me as odd.