Ghost Sites of the Web

Web 1.0 history, forgotten web celebrities, old web sites, commentary, and news by Steve Baldwin. Published erratically since 1996.

March 17, 2005

What is "Enron Culture?"

The ever-incisive Frank Rich uses the release of a new film about Enron to point out that Enron's legacy lives on in the current machinations of the Bush administration to create vast quantites of fake information using U.S. taxpayer dollars.

Rich writes: "The enduring legacy of Enron can be summed up in one word: propaganda. Here was a corporate house of cards whose business few could explain and whose source of profits was an utter mystery - and yet it thrived, unquestioned, for years."

One could say the same for the whole New Economy.
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Amazing Bitrot at

Last June, I ran an article called Ghosts of Comdex that chided those who run for keeping a crop of outdated content on their servers. Frankly, I thought that Sun would promptly clean up their mess, but ten months later, Sun's strange, bitrotten mass of Web content remains in place, and it grows quainter by the nanosecond.

I can't figure it out - doesn't Scott McNealy read this column anymore?

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