Ozy and Millie: Internet!

The original artwork for this strip is available for purchase.

Notes: The original is black-and-white — color was added digitally after scanning. Small white out correction in panel 4 (just the word “Internet”).

  10 comments for “Ozy and Millie: Internet!

  1. I wish I could go back in time to the late 90’s and start a dot com. It didn’t matter if the idea was cr*p or all you had was a laptop; they would throw money at you. Heck, the dogfood-by-mail company pets.com never made anything- and investors gave them 300 million.

    The person I am most envious of is the kid who came up with milliondollarhomepage.com, he sold his page to advertisers for $1 PER PIXEL.

    • Probably the dumbest idea ever to come out of that era was Kozmo,com. Yeah, like an online CONVENIENCE STORE was ever going to fly.

      • Looking back on this from the end of 2020, I think kozmo.com may have been a good idea that was just a few years too early. They could have been a big hit this year!

    • Well it’s easy to look back at the dot com boom and say “Look how dumb we were back then” but in all honesty, the internet was a new thing at the time. Every time a new good or service that is profitable comes out, people will rush to invest in it. Then that particular market goes through what many economists call the creative destructive process were the bad business models go out of business but the good ones stay and prosper.

      Like I said, people love to laugh at the dot.com boom but look at what came out of it. Amazon, Youtube, Google, Facebook. Heck if it wasn’t for the dot.com boom, I don’t think Dana Simpson would be able to easily post her comics online.

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