Three beggars were begging in the Silicon Valley.  The first one wrote “beg” on his broken steel cup and he received ten bucks after one day.  The second one wrote “” on his cup and after one day he received hundreds of thousand dollars.  Someone even wanted to take him to NASDAQ.  The third one wrote “ebeg” on his cup.  Both IBM and HP sent vice-presidents to talk to him about a strategic alliance and offered him free hardware and professional consulting while Larry Ellison claimed on CNBC that ebeg uses 95% Oracle technology and i2 announced egTradeMatrix a b2b industry portal to offer supply chain integration in the beggar industry.  Cisco just announced that virtually all ebeg traffic runs over their equipment.

via email from Nan herpst, 29-Jun-2000 13:46