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Dec. 8, 2003

Ebituaries

Today's web site is a time warp of sorts--back to the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom of the 90s. The time is June 2001 and internet businesses that took off are now crashing and burning. Near the top of the page is this graph, which tracks the NASDAQ over the previous 11 years. The site is dedicated to the internet companies that are no longer in business by saving their last web page, or "ebituary". The page's author says he captured these final pages for both historical and entertainment value.

The site lists 118 of those "ebituaries", many of which now come up as "This Page Cannot Be Displayed" or for sale by someone else that sells domains. Others have been bought by other companies, like pets.com by Petsmart or are part of bigger companies like art.com being a part of Allwall Technologies.

For This Week in Geek, I'm Mark Avery.

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