Ground control to Major Tom: are you still with us?
- jim 12-01-2001 5:00 pm

So far, thanks. See this comment to Bill's post.
- tom moody 12-01-2001 9:26 pm [add a comment]

  • Hey, Dave, I want part of my quarter back! AT&T's 1/4 interest in Excite@Home was obviously not a controlling interest. When Excite@home filed for bankruptcy, AT&T tried to acquire the company, but Excite@home nixed the sale. Excite@home was allowed by the Bankruptcy judge to cancel its contracts, and the only customers who lost cable internet were AT&T's customers. Excite@home is now partnering with Comcast for cable in NJ, so I'm still online.
    - tom moody 12-05-2001 9:37 pm [add a comment]

    • sorry, i invested it all in enron.
      - dave 12-05-2001 10:33 pm [add a comment]

      • LOL. If you invested a quarter (like you could) in Enron at it's past 52 week high ($84.87) you'd have .003004 cents right now.

        Get ready to party Tom. You're ship is coming in!
        - jim 12-05-2001 11:37 pm [add a comment]

        • I'm so ill-informed and naive. I've been wondering how Comcast, a crappy New Jersey cable company, was able to acquire AT&T's broadband division AND get up to speed on how to offer high-speed internet to its cable customers after the Excite@home bankruptcy. Well, duh. I just learned from a New York Times editorial that the Evil Bill Gates Empire owns a share of Comcast, and backed its bid for the AT&T division so it wouldn't fall into the hands of AOL Time Warner. Gates & Co probably helped Comcast with its internet upgrade package, too. Makes sense, since the Comcast browser is just a slightly tweaked Internet Explorer, and Comcast email uses Outlook. With Bush & Co. turning its back on antitrust enforcement, we're basically down to 2 mega-companies struggling for control of the internet, the way the Times sees it. Eventually it'll probably just be one. Yep, that's why terrorists hate us; we have so much freedom.
          - tom moody 12-22-2001 9:53 pm [add a comment]

        • damn. i could have gone double or nothing on microsoft owning a share of comcast. somewhere there is an infographic that shows how megacorps are inbreeding.
          - dave 12-23-2001 12:07 am [add a comment]

        • is pretty cool for your corporate inbreeding needs. Flash required. A very short intro, then you have to click on the rotating chair (captioned 'they rule') and then use the menu at the bottom left. Start with 'load map'. Pretty fun/scary.
          - jim 12-23-2001 12:30 am [add a comment]

          • that was a great link. i ran into this today.
            - dave 12-24-2001 6:44 pm [add a comment]

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