A poor, downtrodden
beggar stands on the street, not
having much luck.
Exasperated and hungry he
decides to make a sign, and
hastily scrawls the word "Beg"
on a piece of cardboard. Hardly anyone pays him
and his new sign any mind.
A few passers-by drop him a couple of
Suddenly, he gets an idea. He
picks up his sign and to
the word "Beg" he adds ".com."
From around the corner, two venture
capitalists appear, tripping over
themselves to be the first to hand him a quarter
of a million dollars.
Pleased with his new-found
wealth, the beggar decides
to go one better. Flipping his
cardboard sign over, he writes "e-Beg"
Immediately, Jerry Yang and
Bill Gates pull up in limousines and ask to buy