People.com or People.com?

Okay, this is completely stupid. Apparently a division of TMP Worldwide is “People.com”. Their web site is¬†techpeople.com…because People Magazine has the real people.com¬†domain.

It strikes me as incredibly stupid that anyone would name a company after a domain they don’t have. “Gee, maybe I’ll go start a company called ‘Yahoo.com’ and put the web site at ‘TechYahoo.com’. Yeah, what a brilliant idea!”

…and what really boggles my mind is that not only was someone stupid enough to come up with that company name, but people at TMP were stupid enough to buy them! Idiots! All of ’em!

September 24, 2002

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