Surreal it Hurts

For a good laugh (or reason to be even more depressed), check out the so-called “triple-aught-dot-com” domain sale, www.000.com (404 link removed 2014/02/14), which makes no apologies for its blatant capitalistic piggishness. Seriously, it’s no joke when somebody is asking “…$500,000 U.S. (firm) on a first come basis” for a domain name. But then again, “the name itself has an extraordinary advantage in alphabetized site listings,” and after all, “the three zeros makes it an excellent choice to be used as a PDA or WAP portal for the wireless web” — so it’s all good, right?