Dot ComedySpencer E. Ante
Forget last month's Nasdaq crater: The coolest evidence of dot-com backlash is a series of stickers popping up in San Francisco's geek-infested South of Market neighborhood. Modesty prevents us from printing most of them, but tamer examples include: TheInternetIsGreatForSendingObscene-MovieClipsToYourFriends.com and ButIDon'tNeedMyToothpasteDelivered.com.
The underground movement is chronicled on a Web site called BlowTheDotOutYourA--.com--launched by an anonymous tech worker fed up with e-hype, who uses the alias Sam Lowry.
The site offers "a starter fun kit" of files for printing stickers to plaster neighborhoods near you. Some folks just don't get it: Lowry says that people have asked if they can place banner ads. E-hype, even there.