DotComGuy leaves house; world fails to care.
January 2, 2001 4:28 PM   Subscribe

DotComGuy leaves house; world fails to care. For those who weren't paying attention to this, The Story Of The Year, some schmuck renamed himself DotComGuy, moved into a house, and lived off e-tailers for an entire year to prove that the Internet helps commerce. Or something. The experiment proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, nothing.
posted by solistrato (3 comments total)
I've been living in my office Mostly for about 5 i never really thought the dotcomguy was a big deal.
posted by th3ph17 at 8:36 PM on January 2, 2001

I remember reading about this a while back. You're quite correct - it proved absolutely nothing that we didn't already know.

MSN launched a commercial with a similar storyline as well I believe?
posted by moural at 9:30 PM on January 2, 2001

well, if you were waiting to buy a dotcomguy sweatshirt or chamois, now's the time! i'm sure the merchandise is headed for a jersey landfill in a week...
posted by judomadonna at 9:33 AM on January 3, 2001

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