DotComGuy, Gone And Forgotten He lived a dotcom existence for a year, promised six figures by a host of sponsors. The year ended on Sunday, and dotcomguy, derided by Net. http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,40940,00.html
Extractions: @import "/css/toolbox_article_bottom.css"; @import "/css/article.css"; @import "/css/google_ad.css"; @import "/css/wiredcomment.css"; Top Stories Magazine Wired Blogs All Wired Culture Lifestyle Michelle Delio Reader's advisory: Wired News has been unable to confirm some sources Geeks across the net are bidding DotComGuy a gleeful and sarcastic goodbye. The silicon shut-in walked out of his front door Monday after spending 365 days inside a house where he was monitored round-the-clock via a couple of dozen webcams that blasted the life and times of DotComGuy over the Internet. Visitors to the site could observe DotComGuy sitting, sneezing, shopping and sleeping. They could watch DotComDog chase a squeaky toy. But now, having completed what some are calling The Most Useless Achievement of Our Time , rumors are circulating that DotComGuy's sponsors pulled out months ago, and poor DotComGuy was left in the lurch without his promised $98,280 paycheck. E-mails to DotComGuy's media representatives return only an automated response, advising that they "may not be able to assist journalists on a tight deadline." But a
Extractions: Jump to: navigation search DotComGuy was the name of a former computing systems manager who legally changed his name to DotComGuy from Mitch Maddox in 2000. His project was to live for one year (beginning on January 1, 2000) without leaving his house in Dallas Texas , ordering all food and necessities off the Internet and having them delivered. The house was monitored and several video feeds were streamed online. The project had a large number of sponsors including United Parcel Service Network Solutions Piper Jaffray Travelocity and Peapod It attracted a lot of attention in the media at first, but gradually public interest faded away. In the end of the project, DotComGuy legally changed his name back to Mitch Maddox and auctioned off http://DotComGuy.com . As of , the domain still exists and is in use by a domain parker Every year on 30 December DotComGuy joins his fans in a day long irc chat session at irc.urgo.org #DotComGuy Mitch Maddox now works in Dallas Texas for Riverstone Residential Group as the Director of Systems Integration.
#DotComGuy Fan Pictures And Channel Stats While dotcomguy is always online to be viewed, he is not always online to chat with. The stats from this page are indeed the results of being always http://urgo.org/dotcomguy/
Extractions: Welcome to the DCG Fan Page Reunion Info While DotComGuy is "always online" to be viewed, he is not always online to chat with. The stats from this page are indeed the results of being "always online" in the original DotComGuy chatroom on dalnet. To get into this chatroom you need to download mIRC and join #DotComGuy on irc.dal.net. For help connecting to irc go here. DotComGuy's year is over, but that does NOT mean chat is over! IRC Chat (irc.dal.net #DotComGuy) will be still be going for a LONG time. Also, the java chat room is still up. You can get to it by going to DotComGuy's New Web Site and clicking on Chat. To see the latest info on DotComGuy also check out his new web page. This web page will still continue to be u pdated with stats of the year 2001, and I am still taking additions to the fan section. =] If you were hiding all year, but still were a fan of the project or the guy, get yourself added. Also check out the DotComGuy CD where you can purchase yourself a copy of the entire year's worth of chat logs.
DotComGuy Quits 'internet Life' News24 SciTech News dotcomguy quits internet life A man who has spent four years as dotcomguy is finally ready to leave the internet life behind. http://www.news24.com/News24/Technology/News/0,,2-13-1443_1499137,00.html
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DotComGuy@Everything2.com dotcomguy is a guy who decided to live off of the internet for one year starting on January 1, 2000. The rules are that he can t leave the perimeter of his http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=710091
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DotComGuy = NotComGuy - Boing Boing BoingBoing reader Alex says, The man who legally changed his name to dotcomguy changed it back Tuesday to Mitch Maddox. The trademark and domain name are http://www.boingboing.net/2004/07/16/dotcomguy-notcomguy.html
Extractions: You are here: ZDNet.co.uk News Internet Jane Wakefield ZDNet.co.uk Published: 06 Jan 15:26 GMT One Net enthusiast is planning to welcome the new millennium by living online for the first year of the 21st century. Dallas computer systems manager Mitch Maddox is changing his name to DotComGuy and intends to spend the next 12 months relying on the Net for all his food and entertainment. He has moved into an empty house with just his pet cat for company and will rely on Net transactions and email to friends for all his needs. Microsoft's MSN organised a similar project last May when four UK volunteers were locked away for five days to fend for themselves online. What do you think? Tell the Mailroom . And read what others have said. Did you find this article useful?
Welcome To E-Commerce Times dotcomguy laughed and said, No, I don t have a girlfriend. We countered by asking if he would find one online, since he can have visitors. http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/1986.html
YouTube - DotComGuy Fan Chat Reunion Every year on Dec 30th we have a dotcomguy Fan Chat Reunion. dotcomguy was the first person ever to broadcast his entire life online for a year, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9G-hbyBf1w
Extractions: WEB SERVICES: Aired January 8, 2000 - 9:25 a.m. ET THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. KYRA PHILLIPS, CNN ANCHOR: Well, this past holiday season showed that a lot of people, when it came to shopping, they went online, they got about anything they wanted. MILES O'BRIEN, CNN ANCHOR: Well, it saved our Christmas in the household. PHILLIPS: (UNINTELLIGIBLE) you. O'BRIEN: And I can't go further, because there could be somebody watching which would hear the whole story and... Anyway, thank goodness for the Internet.
Extractions: from the i-coulda-done-*that*! dept. blurzero writes: "Remember DotComGuy? The Texan who decided to prove that people could buy everything they needed through e-commerce by locking himself in his home for an entire year, and Webcasting the entire thing? Well, DCG made it through all 366 days! F*ckedCompany.com , however, is reporting that DCG's sponsors have all dried up, and he will be receiving none of the $100,000 he was supposed to be paid. There's no word on the DCG homepage This guy would have been a lot braver to try this 10 years ago. Seems like the only real problem for the modern online hermit expecting $100,000 is enough room to exercise.
DotComGuy Emerges From Confinement dotcomguy emerges from confinement LM Otero, AP file The dotcomguy. DALLAS (AP) dotcomguy, who legally changed his name to reflect his online life, http://www.usatoday.com/news/ndstue02.htm
Extractions: On the Web, timing is everything, and the DotComGuy project's timing was miserable. In 1995, or even as late as 1998, the idea that a guy would legally change his name to "DotComGuy," lock himself in his apartment for a year and attempt to meet all his material needs via e-commerce would certainly have been considered innovative. But by 2000, when DotComGuy.com launced, the whole dotcom world was crashing, real people losing their jobs, livelihoods, and stock options, and peoples' tolerance for cute dotcom stunts had worn thin. If you have other information, including amplification and/or corrections concerning the demise of DotComGuy.com that you would like to see incorporated into this WebElegy, please send e-mail to Steve Baldwin and I will try to include it as time provides.