Excite@Home Was Always A Bad Idea

from the revisionist-history dept

Now that Excite@Home has finally declared bankruptcy, the obituaries are popping up left and right. Everyone is trying to figure out where they went wrong. There are, of course, a ton of different opinions, but they center around “bad management” and “bad idea”. Forbes is now saying that Excite@Home was a bad idea from the beginning, and anyone who calls it a “once mighty” company, or “leading internet company” is rewriting history. It was always a paper company. Excite had mediocre content and @Home had tons of infrastructure costs to deal with. Not exactly a marraige made in heaven.

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