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"Since April, 1997"
In any other industry that might sound absurd, but not only does that make us one of the oldest design and hosting shops, it also means we've outlasted many much larger businesses with much deeper pockets. For example ...
In the hosting arena
Excite@Home (passed away 12/4/01) ... who spent billions of dollars for excite.com, later selling the property for $10 million dollars, which was probably still too much.
Global Crossing (1/29/02) ... heck, we don't even have enough cash flow to cook our books.
Colo.com (5/11/01) ... I'm not even sure we'd be able to burn through $500 million if we had to.
Darwin Networks (5/3/01) ... who couldn't see that ironic bankruptcy coming?
Globix (2/02) ... the latest huge 'net company to fold ... of course, we don't own a new world-class data center in London ... maybe we'll open ours the same month we declare bankruptcy as well.
In the design arena
Rare Medium (10/11/01) ... good, what is "spec"?
MarchFirst (2/13/01) ... these folks lost $6.8 billion, or $37.09 a share, in one quarter. How do you do that?
Scient ... if anyone actually deserved to go down in flames, it is the owners of this company
Other business lines
NetObjects (8/15/01) ... while I wouldn't exactly call VGI-JOE part of the ASP space, we have a hard time explaining to folks why this is such a useful tool, just like ASP businesses do, so for the sake of this diatribe NetObjects is (oh, sorry, was) a competitor. Use WebObjects!
CMGI (soon) ... just like us, they have overextended themselves by taking on too many business models at once ... of course, we never lost 5.5 billion in a year. How do relatively new businesses even start dealing with numbers that big that quickly? Where can I get some of that largess?
While I wouldn't recommend our hosting facilities for life-critical services (like, say, web-enabled WiFi pacemaker monitors), it appears that the 24/7/365 market is both too expensive for users and not profitable enough to keep the co-lo centers in business ... and that 300% premium you're paying for a household name doesn't mean they'll be around next week. Our low overhead (i.e. my bed is only 3' above my desk) means we'll be around for at least another 5 years.
Other miscellaneous noise
The Game of Creation Science - not for the easily offended. Following the business models of much larger internet companies, we wanted to provide something for free which nobody really wants ... in hopes of bringing more traffic to our site ... which costs us real money in bandwidth charges and yet brings in no actual business. Now where's my VC money?
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