Another URL Usage?

A. Vine avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Mon Jun 14 18:15:14 UTC 1999

Warning:  Plug following.

Sun's latest campaign is "We're the dot in .com" where the word "dot" is
actually a great big dot (I think).  Also we have stickers which say "Guess
who's .com-ming the world?"  Note the spelling of ".com-ming".

This campaign has been around for at least a couple of months.  The VP's in
their latest talks (I have heard a lot of them speak lately) have been talking
about dot-comming companies.

Andrea Vine
Sun Internet Mail Server i18n architect
avine at
Romanes eunt domus.

Gareth Branwyn wrote:
> Another example of dot-comification is the recent popularity of using
> "dot-com" to describe a Web-based business. I heard this used as early as
> a year ago, but all of a sudden, it's EVERYWHERE. I spoke at a Web
> development conference last month and all I heard was: "Is that a
> dot-com?," "I finally convinced our sales department to become a
> dot-com," etc., etc. Ick.
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> Jargon Watch editor, Wired
> Author of _Jargon Watch: A Pocket Dictionary for the Jitterati_
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