from the well-at-least-it'll-be-a-shorter-url dept.
Simon Rumble writes
"Compaq Computer has paid $5.53 million for the
altavista.com domain name. This ends a long-running dispute with the owner of Altavista Technology. This would have to be the highest price ever paid for a domain name."
In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way.
-- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982