Zombo dot com

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Welcome to Zombo com! This is Zombo com! You can do anything at Zombo com! Yes, this is Zombo com and welcome to you … who have come … to Zombo com!

This has been around for ages (and spawned many imitators), but the message still bears repeating. A parody of web startups formed during the height of the first dot com bubble (1999-2001), this telling Flash animation captures the business model of a surprising number of companies that managed to receive several million in venture capital. What’s scarier? That these companies had arms-length investors or that I actually bought the official Zombo.com T-shirt?