Pura Vida Coffee is the brainchild of dotcommer
John Sage and Vineyard pastor Chris Dearnley.
On the panel "Broadband Comes of Age" with Goodland, was Christian Schock of Astra Multimedia who, in keeping with the typical language of a dotcommer
, explained simple concepts using complicated words like "experience" rather than "use," "engaging the user" instead of "making the customer happy", "quantify the fun value" instead of "being entertaining," "low transaction" for "low-cost" and "billing relationship" for "finding a customer.
extolling the virtues of TV via Internet was startled by the realization that television is a boob tube, not a PC, and vowed that next time the display will be a TV monitor rather than a computer.
In the '90s, many women lost confidence that they could succeed in a field where the early dotcommers
were male graduates of Stanford's historic class of '94 who founded companies with other men just like themselves.
In the 1990s, too many people were wary of buying online and too few had internet access for dotcommers
The buildings down here were full of dot-com people, and the streets were packed all day because the dotcommers
didn't have nine-to-five hours,"Wine says.
Those mean old dotcommers
were turning a joyously lawless Wild West town into, well, Singapore--no swearin', no spittin', no nuthin'
It's a lovely idea but a little out of date - supporting a business by advertising and e-commerce is what dotcommers
did a few years ago, and you don't see many of them around nowadays.
The era of baby-faced dotcommers
has definitely passed, but someone forgot to tell these guys.
RealNetworks president Larry Jacobson agreed: "Companies today must counteract that reliance," he said, suggesting that was perhaps the biggest downfall of the early dotcommers