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June 24, 2003 7:10 AM   Subscribe

Failed dot-coms. Screenshots of farewell messages of 316 failed dot-coms.
posted by riffola (15 comments total)
I bet everyone is really happy that wrestlecrap is actually back from the dead.

And it wasn't ever a commercial venture, either. Why, then, doesn't it have prominent weblog farewells?
posted by norm at 7:17 AM on June 24, 2003

Ah.... there it is. How I miss thee....
posted by grabbingsand at 7:33 AM on June 24, 2003,,,,,,,,,,

I miss the days of "crazy, zany" website names. They just reek of 1998. Oh and seeing listed just hurt. Bad.
posted by Ufez Jones at 7:39 AM on June 24, 2003

Nice link, riffola. Thanks much.

And, yes, I am being serious...

(Currently arguing with a British friend via IM about whether this is funny or sad. I'm rooting for funny...)
posted by Samizdata at 8:17 AM on June 24, 2003

No kidding, grabbingsand. My wife was part of the team that started the Portland Kozmo operation, and it was SWEET! I still believe that those guys would've been just fine if they'd stuck to cities with a sufficient density to make their operation make sense (NYC, SF, Portland, etc...) Expanding into "car towns" like Houston and LA just killed 'em...
posted by ph00dz at 8:35 AM on June 24, 2003

hey! i live in houston and i ordered kozmo all the time! so did my friend ryan across the street! no matter that they got our similar addresses confused and charged all ryan's orders to my bank card, and didn't refund my money until four months later. i still miss you, kozmo.
posted by bluishorange at 8:59 AM on June 24, 2003

I wonder how many MeFiers have worked for at least one of these companies.

I know my last startup experience is still pretending to be around, inspite of all evidence to the contrary.
posted by jammer at 10:07 AM on June 24, 2003

Happy birthday El Dudarino aka Ufez Jones!!
posted by riffola at 10:09 AM on June 24, 2003

I've worked WITH a few of them, but not for. Great link, riffy, thanks.
posted by jonson at 10:57 AM on June 24, 2003

All the startups I worked for survived or got purchased at a good price. I'm trying to explain how this means I'm still quite poor. It's possible that means they were all good at exploitng their workers. Or that I am not as sharp a cookie as I thought.
posted by namespan at 11:03 AM on June 24, 2003

I think the log of this site's traffic is interesting too.
posted by moonbiter at 11:20 AM on June 24, 2003

Thank goodness is still alive and kickin' into the oughts.

[Explanation, of a sort.]
posted by britain at 1:03 PM on June 24, 2003

This is the saddest thing I've seen all day. All of those hopes and dreams ... anyone read Boo.Com?
posted by feelinglistless at 1:35 PM on June 24, 2003

Bittersweet site, riffola. I miss the bubble!
posted by madamjujujive at 2:27 PM on June 24, 2003

i don't miss the bubble, but i sure do miss this. endless uninformed weblog blathering is what passes for commentary now.
posted by kjh at 4:43 PM on June 24, 2003

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