Re: TECH/NEWS: Net's Ugly Giants

Michael S. Lorrey (
Thu, 28 Jan 1999 19:48:32 -0500

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko wrote:

> Just read in Edupage:
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> GeoCities Inc. is being bought by Yahoo! Inc. for $4.58 billion,
> Anybody has any ideas why large-scale boring and annoying services are
> taking over the Net business, and whether this process can ever reverse?

Keep in mind that most of the economy is made up of large scale, boring and annoying products and services. Wing-nuts, gin-su knives, the clapper, its all crap but it makes the world go round. I applaud the migration of 'boring' humdrum daily economic transactions to the web. It gives the elitists the motivation to invent the next great thing, just to maintain their exoteric stature, the drive to be different than the mainstream. When geeks are the mainstream, whats a smart guy to do but become a mega-geek. Ha ha, nobody can catch me now....!

Mike Lorrey