Where did all the money come from?
I agree with the thoughts of the folk up above, who believe this hotel booking site - which calls hotels something other than hotels - is mainly hype, with a pinch of bollox, a whiff of PR-Bunny and a light dusting of spin.
But that isn't what's interesting me at the moment.
What is interesting me at the moment, is where did all of this money come from? What are we not getting now, that we got before?
Before pets.com, phonefactory, friendsreunited and compuserve - to name but 4 - which wall was all this cash getting p1ssed up? Before investors had the promise of several billion eyeballs at hotdog.com, on which to spooge their cash; where did they invest it?
It can't have just turned up following a speech by TBL in 1997, can it? No one loaded the Cover-CD from June 1998 Computer Weekly and found several gazillion in gitcoin (did they!?).
I don't think there's a lack of new 'bricks & mortar' stores, is there? No lack of roads, rails, airports nor gigantic cruise liners? Schools are still around ... More and more houses get built.
So where was all this investment money going, back when selfies was a cr4p nickname for a department store?