Update, mid-day May 4th:
Please click the Barrett Golding comment (thanks) below for notes on the dubious authenticity of these quotes (he says that the first referred to television). Accurate or not, they're entertaining, so please read with "a grain of salt." --Dennis
An otherwise quiet day on the Pubtech reflector brought forward these gems, the first attributed to Hunter S. Thompson:
The radio business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.
There's also a negative side.
And the second, when asked to describe radio, Einstein is said to have replied:
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Thanks to Gary Glaenzer for the first and Toby Pirro for the second (and now Barrett Golding for the update). --Dennis