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Sadness

The real dot-com tragedy is that the free ride is ending just as I’m ready to become a full-fledged consumer.

Years from now, those just a few years older than me will be pining about the good old days when you could click a button and have Kozmo deliver you a DVD rental and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s in 45 minutes or less, and I won’t have any good Kozmo or Webvan stories.

I’ll say, “well, I visited Peapod back when they still had their own service that you dialed into, and they boasted integration to Prodigy and Compuserve,” but it is not the same thing.

But at least I will be able to properly lament Outpost.com’s free overnight shipping. Man, that was the greatest.

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