Should Old Amusements Be Forgot?
With the presidential election wrapped up and the year winding down, Spencer found himself reminiscing about some of the funnier rumors and tidbits that crossed his path over the past 12 months.With the presidential election wrapped up and the year winding down, Spencer found himself reminiscing about some of the funnier rumors and tidbits that crossed his path over the past 12 months. It wasnt always pretty, but it was entertaining. Like when Texas rivals Dell and Compaq vied for goofiest tip of the month in January. On Dells support site, buyers of the Inspiron 3700 were stymied by the notebooks audio circuits frying when users hot-swapped a second battery. Separately, a couple of Furball fans reported that CDs that shipped with Compaqs Armada docking stations included not the necessary drivers, but 10 country-and-western audio files instead. His Hirsuteness wasnt sure which fate was worseDells sounds of silence or Compaqs presentation of Boxcar Willie.
In March, when the presidential race had thinned down to a Bush-Gore battle, El Gato checked out the state of the Web sites for the departed candidates. Although the Steve Forbes and Orrin Hatch sites had slowed to a crawl, both sites, amusingly, were still accepting contributions.
I can still remember how
The market used to make me smile.
What Id do when I had the chance
Is get myself a cash advance
And add another tech stock to the pile ...
I never worried the whole way up
Buying dot-coms from the back of a pickup truck
But Friday I ran out of luck
It was the day the NASDAQ died.
I started singin
Bye, bye to my piece of the pie ...