Thursday, January 23, 2003

"New Economy Wistfully Recalled As Tiny Dot-Com Promotional Object Found In Drawer". (Satire)
My favorite quote from this Onion story:
As part of their compensation packages, Noyce and his fellow dot-com employees were often issued stock options, which have come to be known in the financial world as "pretend Internet money." This pretend money, now estimated to be of slightly less value than the multi-colored paper bills used in Monopoly, was considered extremely valuable at the time. A great deal of this imaginary wealth was actually used to purchase Time Warner, one of the largest media conglomerates in the world.