R. A. Hettinga on 23 Jan 2001 17:44:15 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> The End of an Era: the Internet Hits Ground

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Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 08:21:36 -0800
From: Somebody
To: "R. A. Hettinga" <rah@shipwright.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> The End of an Era: the Internet Hits Ground

I would add to <Other Somebody's :-)> cogent thoughts that
a) I do not think the author has a shred of evidence for this
    claim, and there is substantial counter evidence.
b) The Madison Avenue nature of the dotcom mania was
    simply not conducive to a complex innovation such as
    anonymous emoney.  What's the brand image?  What
    are the demographics of the customer base?  And what's
    the tag line? ("The new way to launder your kiddie porn,
    drug dealing and terrorist money!  Safe for cybercriminals
    in any jurisdiction!".)  It just didn't fit the zeitgeist.

<le Snippage...>
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