Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Nov 28 21:07:26 UTC 2005
Factiva and Lexis/Nexis's earliest cites are 20 Nov.
Google News has the 19 Nov NYT article (reprinted from the Tuscaloosa
"Upside trees are new fad in holiday decor "
Knight Ridder Tribune Business News. Washington: Nov 2, 2005. pg. 1
"In e-commerce circles, the Monday after Thanksgiving has come to be
known as Black Monday, or Cyber Monday for those looking to avoid
associations with crashing stock markets." [article is apparently based
on a Shop.org press release]
> Today is Cyber Monday, the day after Thanksgiving,
> supposedly significant for on-line retailers. Barry has
> already posted about this new retailing holiday, which came
> out of nowhere and suddenly is all over the news. Just where
> was the nowhere it came out of? The earliest references on
> Westlaw all cite Shop.org, an on-line retailers association
> that is a division of the National Retail Federation. Those
> earliest references are just from a week ago, November 21,
> except for one November 19 story in The New York Times;
> apparently the Times got an early look at the Shop.org press
> release, http://shop.org/press/05/112105.asp. Just in case
> Cyber Monday catches on, I've reproduced the press release
> below for posterity.
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