Perfect timing

December 9, 2008

The economic situation is apparently so grim that some experts fear we may be in for a stretch as bad as the mid seventies … when Microsoft and Apple were founded.

Paul Graham

We haven’t got much money, so we have to think”

Ernest Rutherford

Trade Me was launched in 1999, just as the first tech bubble burst spectacularly.

I wonder which companies will look back on the current financial crisis and think that it was possibly the perfect time to launch?

Feel free to nominate some possible candidates

UPDATE: I didn’t realise when I posted these quotes this morning, but today is actually the 100th anniversary of Ernest Rutherford’s award of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.  🙂