Russ Beattie, one of my former cow-orkers at The ‘Hoo — although in a different location and a different business unit, so I’ve never actually met him — pointed out that Bill & co have trotted out Big.com again. I think it’s cute that somebody from The ‘Hoo would be more up on Idealab’s goings on than most folk around here seem to be. Good times.
I remember back in the day when Bill first got his hands on Big.com. I want to say that there were plans to do a deal with some consumer electronics chain and be their online presence. The joke around the office was that we would get Shaq — who had been in the office recently, and oh my is he a big man in person — to advertiser for the site, possibly selling banner ad space on his liver. Ah, dot-com. I miss you guys.