Amazon.com was able to survive the dot-com bust era by being frugal. Many of the desks at the company were made from doors. They were called “door desks”!
Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) created the once popular Altavista Internet search engine. They were also the first computer vendor to launch a public web site at dec.com. Their domain name is the fifth oldest in the world and, at one time, hosted a popular software repository. [more...]