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yet another "those dang dotcommers" article
August 22, 2001 10:11 AM   Subscribe

yet another "those dang dotcommers" article i'm tired of all these "how the mighty have fallen" articles. When do we get to talk about something new??
posted by christina (17 comments total)

 
The articles will continue as long as there are plenty of "mighty" types around to keep falling. And there still are quite a few out there still teetering along. Also note that even now, most publicly-traded dotcoms that still exist are continuing to trade at insanely high PE ratios. They have nowhere to go but down.

Alternate response: The articles will continue as long as the incestuous mutual admiration society continues in dotcomland. This is at least the fifth article I've read on this stupid "camp" in the last week, despite the fact that these little gatherings consist of only about 20 people. The remaining dotcom writers keep on logrolling for their dotcom buddies, instead of looking for actual news to report or bothering to come up with an original feature or two. And yet the readers keep on eating it up.
posted by aaron at 10:39 AM on August 22, 2001



When do we get to talk about something new??

hey, you posted it.
posted by Karl at 10:49 AM on August 22, 2001


When do we get to talk about something new??

When there is something new to talk about.
posted by kindall at 11:07 AM on August 22, 2001


My thoughts exactly karl.
posted by bytecode at 11:12 AM on August 22, 2001


Why do we never hear about the dotorggers? Or the dotnetters? Or the doteedeeyouers? Or the dotcodotyoukayers?

That's what I want to know.
posted by iceberg273 at 11:32 AM on August 22, 2001


I hate those damn dotcommers....
posted by fooljay at 11:42 AM on August 22, 2001


Ya know, maybe if these people would at least look for a job they wouldn't need the "Support--or a crutch?" of "Recession Camp." Wouldn't these people be better served by writing resumes or something?
posted by ilsa at 12:23 PM on August 22, 2001


"These people"

nice.
posted by jpoulos at 1:07 PM on August 22, 2001


DOTCOMMUNISM IS IN THE HIZZOW!!
posted by jcterminal at 2:11 PM on August 22, 2001


the part that bugged me was that these guys were going out to the movies when they came up with this idea, because their working friends couldn't go out to lunch on weekdays.

sheesh. some unemployment.

people that I really feel for? customer service lackeys & others working at the bottom of the dot-com pile...who don't have the $$$ to blow, nor the ability/training to go for "lawyer jobs."
posted by epersonae at 2:24 PM on August 22, 2001


or they could morph into beautiful dotorggers... I know a few folks who dropped out of the dotcom land to try to build something that made more of a difference than pantyhose sold online.

I did post it, mostly because I'm amazed at the journalistic voyeurism at something so inherently dull.
posted by christina at 2:28 PM on August 22, 2001


When a certain bloated magazine and a certain e-commerce behemoth are no more, then the dot-com-shut-the-hell-up articles should be no more.
posted by ed at 2:37 PM on August 22, 2001


Hey, did anyone hear Michael Feldman interview Michael Feldman on Whad'Ya Know last weekend?
posted by mrbula at 2:57 PM on August 22, 2001


customer service lackeys & others working at the bottom..

That would be me. I really don't have to much sadness to go around for my friends who bought $800k condos at 23. We'll stop hearing about this when people get all of their blown 401k money back. Personally I think this all went downhill right at the moment USA Today started the e-50 index.
posted by efalk at 3:08 PM on August 22, 2001


And there is also the new additions to the memoirs genre by failed dot commers. As in this. Heh.
posted by Iosephus at 3:28 PM on August 22, 2001


Easy. Once all the net commerce has died unemployment will rise, the economy will slow and we'll run out of money. The only thing we'll talk about in the bread lines is how the soup tasted yesterday.
posted by AVandalay at 4:19 PM on August 22, 2001


We read stories like these for the same reason we slow down and look at traffic accidents -- to gawk at other people's misfortunes. (The difference is that I don't want to bitch slap people who just got in an accident.)
posted by moses at 4:54 PM on August 22, 2001


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