From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jun 27 2000 - 16:23:23 PDT
What are you crazy? Eveyone knows keyboard advertising is
the next hottest thing. They've already beta-tested keyboards
with a "battery" key in several different markets. Here's
a stock tip for you: Buy KeyboardWeenies.com stock, they
trade on the DAX.
You press the key on the keyboard and 45 minutes later it shows up at
your door with no other interaction from the user. They are currently
in talks with the Cadillac people on putting a Juicolene button
on your Caddy. You press the button and foul smelling gremlins
sneak out and put gas in your car without you even knowing about it.
They first started out just doing it automagically by tying into
the fuel gauge, but then research indicated that like rats and
monkey, people feel much more satisfaction when there's a button
they can push.
The only drawback to their business model was that the "Chocolate"
key on the kiosk they put in the South Coast shopping Plaza for testing
ended up breaking after only 3 hours.
Steve Dossick wrote:
> Yes, everyone knows it's much easier to get up, boot up the computer,
> dial up the isp, start browser, type www.kozmo.com, find batteries,
> order, and then wait 45 minutes for the delivery.
> I always wonder if ANYONE with 1/4 brain cell works at these companies.
> Who spends millions of $$ on ads without thinking of a compelling
> example to use in them?
> Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> > Kozmo.com is for the ultra-lazy. The example on their commercials?
> > The batteries in the remote control go out and you're too lazy to
> > drive to the store.
> > Greg
> > Rohit Khare wrote:
> > >
> > > [somehow, last-mile Internet delivery sounds like it ought to be a
> > > more open infrastructure, but fundamentally, Americans like to drive
> > > :-)]
> > >
> > > June 27, 2000
> > > Webvan to Acquire HomeGrocer in $1.2 Billion Deal
> > >
> > > By LAWRENCE M. FISHER
> > >
> > > SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 -- The much-anticipated consolidation of the
> > > online grocery market got under way today with the announcement that
> > > the Webvan Group Inc. would acquire HomeGrocer.com Inc. in a stock
> > > swap valued at approximately $1.2 billion, based on Friday's closing
> > > price of $8.72 a share for Webvan stock.
> > >
> > --
> > Gregory Alan Bolcer | firstname.lastname@example.org | work: 949.833.2800
> > Chief Technology Officer | http://www.endtech.com | cell: 714.928.5476
> > Endeavors Technology, Inc. | efax: 603.994.0516 | wap: 949.278.2805
> Steve Dossick
> Founder and Chief Architect
> 310-578-8331 (voice)
> 310-578-8336 (fax)
-- Gregory Alan Bolcer | email@example.com | work: 949.833.2800 Chief Technology Officer | http://www.endtech.com | cell: 714.928.5476 Endeavors Technology, Inc. | efax: 603.994.0516 | wap: 949.278.2805
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