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+ - Internet marketing gone horribly awry

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merlinicorpus
merlinicorpus writes: "What starts as a thread advertising a computer company goes from odd to outright bizarre. Things start getting interesting on page 2 when the owner goes on a expletive filled tirade about everything from Stanford to Newegg. It goes on for page after page spawning instant classics such as: "my marketing efforts will dominate your face", "Newegg.com went bankrupt 6 times last year", and "Besides I own 75 million dollars of farm land". It gets better and better the longer and more unstable he becomes."
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+ - A not so brief history of E A

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ganjadude
ganjadude writes: "http://gamasutra.com/features/20070216/fleming_01. shtml

"In the summer of 1975 I learned about the invention of the microprocessor and about the first retail store where a consumer could rent a timesharing terminal to use from home," he remembered. "That very day I committed to found EA in 1982. I figured that it would take seven years for enough computing hardware to get into homes to create an audience for the computer games that I wanted to make."

This gets me thinking about how the other giants of the industry got their beginning."

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