If there's any doubt that we've just lived through a wacky few years read eCompany's 100 Dumbest Moments in e-Business. Hey, they all seemed like great ideas at the time. You gotta love dumb moment #95:
"Ziff-Davis chairman Eric Hippeau launches ZDTV, proclaiming that ZDTV is "about a world where geek is chic." According to Webster's, geek means "a person, often of an intellectual bent, who is disliked." Tres chic, Monsieur Hippeau, tres chic."