Amid the dot-com carnage, some promising startups are going under
The following article appeared as the main story in the Sunday Business section of the San Jose Mercury News on Jan. 7, 2001.
For me, the public’s weariness with Internet companies hit home when I filed my claim for unemployment. “What do you know,” the state worker on the phone said tartly, “another dot-gone.”
Call it Revenge of the Dot-Nots. One can hardly pick up a newspaper, turn on the TV or fire up the PC without encountering an army’s worth of slings and arrows raining down on the Internet industry. The new conventional wisdom, spouted by everyone from the media punditocracy to the cubicle dwellers at the state unemployment office, goes something like this: