• When I started eBay, it was a hobby, an experiment to see if people could use the Internet to be empowered through access to an efficient market. I actually wasn't thinking about it in terms of a social impact. It was really about helping people connect around a sphere of interest so they could do business.

    "Online Extra: Pierre Omidyar on "Connecting People"". Interview with Robert D. Hof, June 20, 2005.