Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Gullibility, I Know Thy Name

In a rather desperate search for a reasonable business plan, Netscape has resorted to auctioning off email addresses on eBay.

Sorting these names by highest bid (at the time of this writing) provides a rare window into the psychology of first names:

#1       $1,025     Why does everyone have my name?!?!

#2         $500        Ditto, dude.

#3  $255        Fellas, it's a problem with biblical males names.
                                                            No one wants to be named Enoch,
                                                            and you just can't be named Jesus
                                                            in an English-speaking country.

#4   $231.50    People are, like, sooooo lazy
                                                            when it comes to thinking up girl names.

#5  $202.50   Ohmygawd, I sooo agree.

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