Monday, June 30, 2003

Dot-com Renaissance?

Just after I made a negative comment about dot-coms (in my last post), The Wall Street Journal reported that some old friends -- Akamai, WebMD, and Monster -- are making a comeback. The fuel powering the comback? All of these dot-coms are attracting more traditional companies as customers. In the case of Monster, those traditional companies are paying for advertising, which should make any success more sustainable. While I will always have a soft spot for dot-coms ("thanks for the memories..."), I doubt we will see a period like the late 1990s for some time.