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Many, many sites, many courtesy of Need to Know, The Register, also Techdirt and the Arts and Letters Daily.

Archive of interesting sites from the year 2001 in descending date order.

Sun, 16 Dec 2001

Google's view of the World Trade Center on September 11th.
google.com/press/zeitgeist/9-11-search.html

Google's Usenet timeline
google.com/googlegroups/archive_announce_20.html

Appeasing the gods of venture capital.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1697000/1697295.stm

Oozak plays the classics
oozak.caseyporn.com/listen.php 

Sat, 8 Nov 2001

Laser puzzles
input-entertainment.de/laser/laser.html

Webvan's amusing assets being sold off cheap
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/10/28/BU191173.DTL&type=business

Thu, 6 Nov 2001

Slime volleyball.
tartarus.uwa.edu.au/%7Ewedgey/slime1/

Cow clicks
ferryhalim.com/orisinal/

Lego does the Bible - still waiting for the Torah and the Koran.
thereverend.com/brick_testament/index.html

Stormfront supremacists slightly peeved
http://web.archive.org/web/20060901005804/http://forum.fuckedcompany.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/180558.html

Despite the hype, rocket actually works.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1669000/1669701.stm
And Dabs crows.
dabs.com/news/news-article.asp?article=1445

"Look at my head" says German finance minister. [image at top of page]
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1678000/1678550.stm

Enron's mysterious charges bring company to the brink.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1681000/1681522.stm

Richard Garriot discusses developments in multi-player online gaming.
salon.com/tech/feature/2001/12/04/garriott/print.html

Why Paypal is still around
commerce.net/research/ebusiness-strategies/2k1/2k1_14_r.html

Mon, 29 Oct 2001

Images of websites long since dead
disobey.com/ghostsites/

Businesses eager to leave Empire State building
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1614000/1614094.stm

DABS dabs.com/news/news-article.asp?article=1403 proudly sponsoring "suicidal" private manned rocket plans: news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1407000/1407210.stm - "the Thunderbird capsule is actually a converted cement mixer"

Fri, 19 Oct 2001

Make A Shorter Link - makes a shorter link from a longer link by creating a redirect page for it.
makeashorterlink.com/

Wind-up radio inventor expresses wishes "I only hope it is not used for evil."
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1589000/1589318.stm

Agreement partly clears the way for internet music sales .
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/new_media/newsid_1586000/1586106.stm

Deaf children transformed to "normal children" story:
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1604000/1604956.stm
I suppose it's the sort of thing one might have dreamt of in the pre-computer days, miracle cures for deaf children.

Mon, 8 Oct 2001

Arise Sir BOFH - a classic BOFH.
theregister.co.uk/content/30/22081.html

Ig Nobel awards crop up again.
improb.com/ig/ig-top.html
The Annals of Improbable Research have clickable links to previous winners' works.
improb.com/ig/ig-pastwinners.html

Internet merchants being stung by chargebacks from fraudulent credit cards
news.cnet.com/news/0-1007-200-7417493.html
Ties in with comments on fraud on PayPal
salon.com/tech/feature/2001/02/23/pay_pal/print.html

Porn fightback begins
wired.com/news/business/0,1367,47326,00.html

Everquest character sales
wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,47181,00.html

Wed, 3 Oct 2001

3D Pong versus a somewhat tough computer.
liquid.se/pong.html

Guide your lamp through the virtual physics obstacle course.
virtools.com/applications/technology-lamp3.asp

Madonna to present Turner prize is "too perfect" - Rosie waiting for the backlash
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/arts/newsid_1575000/1575818.stm

Royal Navy welcomes Chinese with Taiwanese flag
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1576000/1576526.stm

Cybersquatter Zuccarini declines to give an address.
newsbytes.com/news/01/162617.html

The unrepentant venture capitalist
siliconvalley.com/docs/opinion/termsheet/mm092701.htm

PayPal files for IPO. But who will buy into this credit card fraud haven?
[dead link] biz.yahoo.com/rf/010928/n28235967_2.html

3i's VC approach
herring.com/index.asp?layout=story&channel=40000004&doc_id=520020252&rh_special_report_id=

Concludes that Google is popular because they are trusted to separate ads from content
news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-201-7340905-0.html

Wed, 26 Sept 2001

Windows RG (Really Good) simulator, ideal for those times when Windows is actually working quite well and you want to see what it was like yesterday
newgrounds.com/portal/uploads/27000/27549_winrg.swf

no, we're merely "leveraging a portion of our palette":
compaq.com/products/servers/ProLiantdl380/questionanswer.html#37

Japanese in Heidiland
"They get very excited when they see the lake and want to head straight for it - this means there is a whole set of unofficial footpaths across the mountains we call 'Japanese paths'."
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1562000/1562770.stm

A seemingly never ending list of silly molecule names
bris.ac.uk/Depts/Chemistry/MOTM/silly/sillymols.htm

AOL TW, IDG to Divvy Standardís Assets - The Industry Standard reports on its own sale.
thestandard.com/article/0,1902,29054,00.html

Ditch Microsoft IIS now, says Gartner
theregister.co.uk/content/4/21853.html

Seneca really shelling out for those Organic shares
Seneca Investments LLC Proposes To Acquire Organic, Inc. - "proposal from Seneca Investments LLC to acquire for $0.33 per share those Organic shares not already owned or under contract to be purchased by Seneca."
[link dead] biz.yahoo.com/bw/010918/180356_1.html

Sat, 18 Aug 2001

Cook'd and Bomb'd taken down, but Chris Morris files live on in cyberspace.
cookdandbombd.co.uk/

Razorfish set for bankruptcy?
observer.com/pages/envelope.asp

"Bad" amongst Diana's possessions, allegedly stolen:
140. Chris de Burgh Flying Colours CD Signed Diana.
141. Michael Jackson Bad CD Signed Diana.
273. One 10" record 'Streisand - Kristofferson A Star is Born' signed Diana Spencer.
itn.co.uk/news/20010816/britain/18burrell.shtml

Tue, 14 Aug 2001

Fuckedcompanyesque
thestandard.com/trackers/flop/

Fri, 9 Aug 2001

Steve Ballmer, I never knew you had it in you: "Give it up for me!" indeed.
ntk.net/ballmer/mirrors.html

Wed, 25 July 2001 

Star Wars, gangsta rapped.
[dead link] download.theforce.net/theater/gangsta/starwarz.html (try Google?)

Google's "Search patterns, trends, and surprises"
google.com/press/zeitgeist.html

Fri, 29 Jun 2001

Microsoft use "Get Out Of Jail Free" card
MS not evil, baby strangling monopoly after all, say judges
theregister.co.uk/content/4/20061.html
"The appeals court today handed Microsoft virtual total victory by tossing out practically all of Judge Jackson's earlier 'guilty as hell, take them out and shoot them,' verdict."

"In a damning indictment of the trial judge, the court said the earlier ruling had been "tainted" by the judge's actions and it rejected his conclusion that the software giant must be broken up."
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1361000/1361934.stm

"but it's far from a sweeping victory for Microsoft, in spite of corporate sound-bites to the contrary...If MS is no browser monopolist, it certainly is an OS monopolist; and its arguments to the contrary are bogus, the court notes"
theregister.co.uk/content/4/20063.html
and
"We say this contest is far from decided"
theregister.co.uk/content/4/20066.html
also
theinquirer.org/28060115.htm

Be careful out there.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1399000/1399412.stm

Tasty?
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/newsid_1402000/1402616.stm

Genetically modified cat avoids raising allergic response.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1411000/1411802.stm

Soviet space shuttle to be resurrected
newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns9999936

Thu, 21 Jun 2001

Philip Greenspun settles litigation and resigns from Ars Digita board:
arsdigita.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=000ZGz&topic_id=web/db&topic=
Philip takes down his page on litigation, though archive.org still has it cached:
web.archive.org/web/20010603105350/http://philip.greenspun.com/arsdigita/litigation-story

It now states that:
"Greenspun has resigned from ArsDigita's Board of Directors and will exercise no ongoing management or stockholder control. The Company and Greenspun have entered into a confidentiality agreement with respect to the terms of the settlement."

Google search results in XML (ooh...aah):
google.com/xml?q=noise

Error 404 for phones?
ntk.net/2001/06/08/dohphone.jpg

Wed, 13 Jun 2001

Why you should keep your dev servers secret - from fuckedcompany.com
zing.com/
versus
[dead link] dev.zing.com/

PDAs becoming cheaper all the time.
vnunet.com/Products/Hardware/PDA

Gatchaman/Battle of the Planets History
chronicsite.com/gatchaman/introductions.html

"12 of the 18 shadow cabinet ministers free to express a preference were committed to Mr Portillo's campaign."
Portillo woos pussycats in seeking the Conservative party leadership.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk_politics/newsid_1386000/1386130.stm

Mon, 11 Jun 2001

Early Dilbert
dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/scott/dawn/pg05.html
and
dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/scott/dawn/pg20.html

East Germany's ghost towns
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1373000/1373733.stm

Japan slump fears grow
"This report suggests, if anything, that we might be hitting the runway with no landing gear." 
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1382000/1382187.stm

Tue, 05 Jun 2001

Survey time
Find your religion (mainly for believers)
selectsmart.com/RELIGION/
Find your philosophy.
selectsmart.com/PHILOSOPHY/
Confirm your gender (5 pages)
findyourspot.com/

"Infogrames Rocks My World" corporate anthem.
ntk.net/2001/05/25/infogrames.mp3

Time to print out your Cobra Mk3?
witchspace.free-online.co.uk/images/cobranet.gif

Emacs tetris mode.
M-x tetris

Smelling the stuff that gets sent into space.
sciam.com/2001/0601issue/0601antimatter.html

Dot com story #2750
fortune.com/indext.jhtml?channel=print_article.jhtml&doc_id=202750

US surfers spend half of their time at just 4 sites.
ecommercetimes.com/perl/story/10222.html

Tue, 03 Jul 2001

Record jobless total in Japan
"It's almost certain we're in recession right now."
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1413000/1413666.stm

How cool is that?
[dead_link] dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010622/re/britain_startrek_dc_1.html

Computer games doubling up as training tools
nando.net/technology/story/22878p-419168c.html

Ultima Online
Suffering from many real-world problems, the game claims almost 250,000 users, logging an average of 13 hours per week playing the game.
newyorker.com/FACT/?010528fa_FACT

Choo Choo!
gamesdomain.com/gdreview/zones/reviews/pc/jun01/mstrain.html

Pensioner makes the QE2 her home
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1417000/1417523.stm

Hobbit name generator
chriswetherell.com/hobbit/

Factual: ITV->ITV1
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/tv_and_radio/newsid_1418000/1418601.stm

Tue, 22 May 2001

The Oscar-nominated animation "The Periwig-Maker"
atomfilms.com/films/film.asp?film_id=627
Windows media player direct
[dead link] atomfilms.com/movies/windows/periwig_wmp_100.asx

String of sites supposedly dating from 2142 created for Steven Spielberg's AI movie, start by searching Google for the character "Jeanine Salla":
google.com/search?q=Jeanine+Salla

Bargain CEOs of failing dotcom companies.
news.cnet.com/news/0-1007-200-5940466.html?tag=mn_hd

The repo man comes for the cars of the dotcommers.
stacks.msnbc.com/news/568651.asp?cp1=1

How a small group of media moralists busted Yahoo -- after years of failing to make a dent anywhere else.
salon.com/tech/feature/2001/05/11/yahoo/print.html

To put the Yahoo.com climbdown in perspective, from the NY Times (registration necessary to view full article):
"The novelty of it has not worn off yet" "These companies like AT&T, they're thinking ahead to a time, perhaps in 10 years, when 50 million Americans will have broadband capability" "At home, Americans buy or rent more than $4 billion a year worth of graphic sex videos from retail outlets and spend an additional $800 million on less explicit sexual films" "Though estimates have been greatly inflated by some e-commerce sex merchants, analysts from Forrester Research say that sex sites on the Web generate at least $1 billion a year in revenue"
nytimes.com/2000/10/23/technology/23PORN.html

Liam taking new direction
ntk.net/2001/05/18/dohasis.jpg

"use a MOREOVER feed, make your site more attractive to tourists!"
ntk.net/2001/05/18/dohtour.jpg

"The truth about what Video Networks thinks about BT?"
geocities.com/videonetwrk/censor.html

Thu, 26 Apr 2001

ArsDigita's co-founder and majority shareholder, Philip Greenspun attempts to "retake" ArsDigita from the VCs.
Philip's version has since been removed, though archive.org still has it cached:
web.archive.org/web/20010603105350/http://philip.greenspun.com/arsdigita/litigation-story
Story from the bulletin boards, along with links to fuckedcompany backstabbing, has since been removed, but the archive.org version remains:
http://web.archive.org/web/20010605225856/http://philip.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=000tV7&topic_id=22&topic=Ask+Philip
The ArsDigita boards cover nearly the same ground.
arsdigita.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg%5fid=000ZGz&topic%5fid=web%2fdb&topic=

Microsoft spreading fun and love for a fortnight.
theregister.co.uk/content/8/18516.html

American death statistics.
Men six times more likely to be killed by firearms than women.
Men twice as likely to be killed in motor vehicle related accidents than women.
[dead link] www.cdc.gov/ncipc/osp/usmort.htm

War driving by the Bay
theregister.co.uk/content/archive/18285.html

New 1.7GHz Pentium 4 very nearly as good as 1.33GHz AMD offering.
theregister.co.uk/content/25/18451.html

Google's feature creep worries portals
news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-5561996.html
Translations, including to "Bork-Bork-Bork", the language of the Muppet's Swedish chef going well.
services.google.com/tc/Welcome.html

Tue, 17 Apr 2001

Google now translates pages
google.com/machine_translation.html
Just change the hl variable when displaying the translated page to translate to German, for example.

Image of The Register April Fools 
theregister.co.uk/media/445.gif

Neal Patterson, head of the Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, USA, had no idea his private directive to staff would end up being seen by millions of people on the world wide web.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1263000/1263917.stm

Net name chaos grows
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1270000/1270292.stm

Laddism and the City
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1270000/1270173.stm

Black and White as "Art"
salon.com/tech/review/2001/04/10/black_and_white/print.html

Boo! And the 100 Other Dumbest Moments in e-Business History
ecompany.com/edit/0,2088,11274,00.html

Mr .com: Tomer Krissi becomes Tomer .com
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1271000/1271728.stm

Wireless network surfing:
theregister.co.uk/content/8/18285.html

For those with a strong stomach: Care homes 'should have rooms for sex'
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1281000/1281284.stm

Work visa requests halve amidst dot com dropoff.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1281000/1281338.stm

Tue, 03 Apr 2001

Barclays' Indigosquare buys Shopsmart
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1258000/1258012.stm

Indigosquare, launched last November, is smaller but has the financial backing of Barclays and the Japanese investment bank Nomura.
...
Indigosquare agreed to pay £1m in cash and 10% of its shares for its rival. 

The Shopsmart board and key shareholders have already agreed to accept the deal, with remaining shareholders deciding whether to accept within the next 28 days.

American retail giant Wal-Mart and AOL Europe took a combined stake of 22% in Shopsmart only in August, but have quickly agreed to sell out.

Mon, 02 Apr 2001

Founder Mike Magee quits The Register
siliconinvestor.com/stocktalk/msg_multireplies.gsp?msgid=15555885
Now no longer listed amongst the editors
theregister.co.uk/content/31/17322.html
Down but not out, starts up "The Inquirer"
theinquirer.org/

The Register April Fool's sell out to Microsoft.
"Business as usual despite $20m MS makeover" (blue banner with Microsoft flag and Bill's head in place of Vulture is gone for now).
theregister.co.uk/content/31/18025.html

Dot coms in denial "We're not a dot-com"
wired.com/news/print/0,1294,42714,00.html

Jesus.com site design and rationale
"Conceive a life-style piece demonstrating the appeal of Jesus as he searches for a special woman to love."
jesus.com/about/treatment/

Fri, 30 Mar 2001

3d model of 500 satellites orbiting the earth. Highlight geostationary and low-Earth orbit satellites.
liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/RealTime/JTrack/3D/JTrack3D.html

Judge rules in favour of Nuremberg Files Web site
"Nuremburg Files" US Web site, which lists the names and personal details of doctors in the States that carry out abortion, is legal.
theregister.co.uk/content/6/17988.html
christiangallery.com/atrocity

"Palmpilot Hollywood":
landware.com/gotype/version_history.html

Airline fined for shredding squirrels (following on from a previous squirrels story)
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1232000/1232935.stm

Nearly one in eight black males aged between 20 and 34 were in prison in America on any given day.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1242000/1242368.stm

Day trading: Down, but not out
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1220000/1220685.stm

Surveys point to Aussie recession
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1217000/1217529.stm

"Eavesdropping aliens and the industrial archaeologists of the future may well wonder why we built a phased array across the north of England
to beam credit card numbers and digital images of naked ladies into the atmosphere,"
Siemens pulls plug on Net over power cables technology
theregister.co.uk/content/22/17775.html

Mon, 19 Mar 2001

Afghan Buddhas destroyed.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1229000/1229256.stm

PrintPotato and others walk away from the dot com business.
thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/news/business_story.html?in_review_id=371226&in_review_text_id=316751

ICQ logs stolen from eFront.com's bosses, causing board members to resign.
news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-202-5148422.html

Dot com public auctions on the up.
"since January 2000, 270 dot.coms have gone belly up. 70% of those failed in the past four months."
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1229000/1229279.stm

The Nikkei, like BBC2, is visiting the 80s again as the stock market dips to prices last seen in 1985.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1224000/1224008.stm
In Tokyo on Monday stocks plunged 3.6% to their lowest level in 16 years...It was the Nikkei's lowest finish since 23 April 1985, when it closed at 12,124.14.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1215000/1215563.stm
marketprices.ft.com/ftpages/mp_exindex/active/FOREXR:NI225.htm

"during the time leading to a full Moon there is a build up of creative and emotional energy" ...and more people on the phone
labs.bt.com/news/00-12-15.htm

Social factors determine your sense of fairness (shame is a good motivator).
newscientist.com/newsletter/features.jsp?id=ns22813

Mir's peculiar shape make it difficult to predict exactly where it will land.
newscientist.com/news/newsletter.jsp?id=ns9999488

Listen to the sound of falling stars, best listened to around dawn in the US
(spaceweather.com/glossary/nasameteorradar.html)
science.nasa.gov/forward-scat.mov

If you can't beat them, join 'em. Intel sponsors The Register's e-business section (no anti-Intel statements there then):
theregister.co.uk/content/23/index.html

Dilbert dot com
dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/dilbert-20010315.html

Mon, 26 Feb 2001

Penguin thrown to the lions.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/northern_ireland/newsid_1184000/1184154.stm

More Penguin news:
Penguin treated for depression
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia-pacific/newsid_1150000/1150068.stm
Penguins wobble but they don't fall down
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1149000/1149900.stm
Waddling is not wasteful
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1080000/1080253.stm
Penguin fever grips Taiwan
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia-pacific/newsid_1040000/1040446.stm

Risk averse companies back to "buying IBM"
news.cnet.com/news/0-1007-200-4917912.html

Disillusioned dot-commers slacking
salon.com/tech/feature/2001/02/26/new_slackers/print.html

Unsolicited additions to Autistic Skills Guide no longer sought.
[dead link] autistics.org/skills/pages/leavelover.html

Wireless group's jingle.
wirelessgroup.com/jingle.swf

I Have the Password to Your Shell Account ("I tried your birthday, I tried your mom's first name").
barcelonadc.com/frame.asp?p=sounds

Fri, 16 Feb 2001

Ali G livin' it large with Posh and Becks (or is it just a fake?).
ntk.net/2001/02/09/ali.html

Man who has prolonged arguments with his girlfriend about "The best way to hang up washing" and other, less contentious issues.
www.mil-millington.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/things.html
(as stolen by the Mail on Sunday theregister.co.uk/content/28/16979.html)

Corporate songland ("KPMG - We're strong as can be")
[dead link] consultants-conference.de/media/kpmgsong.mp3
Junglised.
phrenetic.org/mp3/kpmg_jungle.mp3

Orgasms at the push of a button
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1158000/1158429.stm
newscientist.com/news/newsletter.jsp?id=ns227731

Web-based MasterMind for those idle moments.
namin.arsdigita.org/mastermind/index.tcl

Mon, 05 Feb 2001

"End of the longest economic boom in US history may be in sight."
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1146000/1146317.stm

Fri, 26 Jan 2001

Kyle, the knife-eating puppy:
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1136000/1136558.stm

What's yours called (rude words).
[link dead] buymybook.co.uk/altubemap.jpg

Thu, 18 Jan 2001

Local girl made good.

Read Stringfellow's lap dancer Lucy Carr's life story:
lucycarr.com
Live your life vicariously through Lucy as she meets famous people, dates Peter, visits exclusive restaurants and has problems with revolving doors.
[dead link] lucycarr.com/restaurants3.htm

"A million questions ran through my head - What about traveling, will they really think I'm any good, I'll have to take my mum, London is a million miles away, I've never been to London, how will I get time off work?"

I'm not sure her life-story will last that long on the web. Lifted from
theregister.co.uk/content/28/16181.html

Thu, 18 Jan 2001

California declares state of emergency
The governor of California has announced a state of emergency after power shortages led to a wave of blackouts. 
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1121000/1121453.stm

Nudist 'not a public nuisance'
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1110000/1110330.stm

Dotcom value drops 88% in 2000
US dotcoms saw almost 90 per cent wiped off their value last year as investor jitters hit the bubble economy. 
theregister.co.uk/content/13/16015.html

First Tuesday going for a song
A cash strapped incubator. A dotcom funding business going for a song. First Tuesday is once again capturing the zeitgeist.
theregister.co.uk/content/7/16145.html

An interesting visual view of UK websites as seen by the Dmoz directory (Active-X).
maps.map.net/cat/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom

Tue, 09 Jan 2001

Skywatchers wait for eclipse
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1106000/1106783.stm

Hungary's pop King 'hair stolen'
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/newsid_1106000/1106288.stm

BT scraps Internet Villain sponsorship - Chief Executive Sir Peter Bonfield now in the running for the award.
theregister.co.uk/content/6/15883.html

Fairy glades of the NSA - the NSA's forest dwelling.
[dead link] www.sunspot.net/content/cover/story?storyid=+1150520223288

More diversity needed - continuing the search for black people in the campuses of America.
[dead link] ccchronicle.com/back/2000-10-02/campus5.html

Puzzled about the UK's air power?
The ever-ready "Battle of Britain Memorial Flight" based at RAF Coningsby consists of 1 Lancaster B1, 2 Hurricane MkIIc, 1 Spitfire MkIIA, 1 Spitfire MkIX, 1 Spitfire MkVB, 2 Spitfire MkXIX, 1 Dakota, 2 Chipmunk
raf.mod.uk/stations/strength.html

"Claudia Schiffer: A major UN asset" - UN goodwill ambassadors all.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1107000/1107409.stm

Fri, 05 Jan 2001

Thanks to letsbuyit.com and further antics from beenz I spiral to the dizzying heights of 23 on the top 100:
http://web.archive.org/web/20010206222255/http://www.fuckedcompany.com/top100/

etoys was easy points, I should have been there in a big way.

The VC boom takes a breather:
"You might be looking at a $20 billion [fourth] quarter rather than a $25 billion quarter," said Heesen. Still, he said., "The numbers are astronomical compared to a few years ago." 
Heesen pointed out that back in 1995, a then astounding $5 billion of private equity was invested in emerging growth companies. 
localbusiness.com/Story/0,1118,NOCITY_560244,00.html

In October, the BBC reported:
About 400 internet firms are currently listed on US stock markets. The Merrill Lynch analyst predicts that 75% of them will never make money and disappear within five years.
news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_962000/962656.stm


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