Plastic doc Bust

The Most Ill-Timed Website in History

This was an interesting trip down memory lane. I was vaguely aware of Plastic.com around the late 1990s and early 2000s, but at the time Slashdot.org was where I hung out. The latter was a butt of frequent jokes about the flakiness of its coding, so it’s quite the feat that Plastic.com was somehow even flakier in its first incarnation. And then the Dot Com Bubble burst on them.

(Interestingly, plastic.com now takes you to the Tumblr account of Carl Steadman — I’m informed by Wikipedia that he was the co-founder of Suck.com, who teamed up with Feed.com to create Plastic in the late 1990s. I’ve no idea if the Tumblr belongs to the Carl Steadman, but I suppose it would be fitting that someone rescued the domain from being squatted.)

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