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.

June 18, 2005

A Cyber-Death Recalled:

The indefatigable Morbus, master of the dark, unquiet waters that constitute the domain, e-mailed me with news that has been dead for five years now. "Five years!" I replied. "Man, do I feel old."

From what I hear,'s founders have had, over the past five years, little luck marketing their hard-luck story to Hollywood and the book world. They did publish a book, but it did poorly. And their proposal for a big-budget movie based on their professional incompetence went nowhere.

Few people remember today, and that's just how it is on the memoryless expanses of the Boulevard of Broken Links.

You can read a long essay I wrote on and study artifacts and other electronic effluvia related to the ill-fated e-retailer by clicking here.

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