the gartner group predicts that the .com sky is falling:

“”We believe that the vast majority — perhaps 95
to 98 percent — of all dot-com companies will fail
over the next 24 months,” said Michael Fleisher,
president and CEO of GartnerGroup, in his
keynote speech kicking off the market research
company’s annual Spring Symposium/ITxpo on
Monday at the San Diego convention center.

Conversely, “virtually no traditional companies
will be able to survive without a significant
Internet component as part of its business
model,” Fleisher said. ”

while this smells of headline-grabbing sensationalism, if they are even 50 percent right, then there are going to be a boatload of people caught holding the money bag and wondering where their retirement money went.

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