Enough pontificating. Time for something fun :)
All of this Web 2.0, AJAX, etc. hype sent me on a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. At one point (I want to say 2001? 2002?) I had this idea for a movie - a pseudo-documentary about the dot-com world.
[yeah, yeah - I worked in Manhattan at the time *and* was working in Marketing - gimme a break :)]
In any case, I only ever wrote the first scene, though I had an outline for the whole movie.
The basic plot was about these two guys who have a "business" plan, raise money, start a company, hire employees, have a launch party, realize the folly of their path, switch business models completely, try to sell the company, and go out of business ALL IN ONE DAY.
And their business model was pure Internet visionary GENIUS!!! The idea was to... - well, you'll have to read it for yourself.
I called it: Dot-com-umentary.
(That means you can read the opening scene here as written a few years ago - unedited except for some formatting)
Maybe I'll finish it - its still pretty relevant :P
And thanks to a friend for digging it up so promptly - I couldn't find it! :)
Creepy similarities, hunh? The silliness is BACK, baby!