eBay Pez Story: A Big Lie
from the I-feel-so-violated dept
One of the most popular Silicon Valley stories - that eBay was started by Pierre Omidyar to help his girlfriend find collectible Pez dispensers is a myth made up by an eBay PR person to get people more interested in the company. It worked. That story has been told so many times that it's pretty much part of the standard "Silicon Valley story". It seems that even the good stories, like the products from so many dot coms, were pure vaporware.