idealab!¹ is, according to themselves, "The Creative Capital Start-up Factory for Internet Businesses", in other words, a company that enables its "child" companies to lose awful amounts of money on the exciting and profitable field of e-commerce.

The website is at <URL:>. At the moment, the main page has a picture of a pile of papers that have names like .tv, eToys,, Netzero... uh, a lot of companies that are probably familiar with those who have been watching the recent downfall of net commerce.

Apparently they don't like critique either: Fucked Company parodied their front page image (with text "FuckedLab") and IdeaLab! threatened to sue them over that (Reported by Slashdot, 2000-07-26).

¹ They insist the exclamation mark is part of the name, and apparently the lack of capitalization is part of the scheme too...

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