Virtual Museum Remembers Dead Web Sites
Enter www.petstore.com, www.etoys.com or www.den.net into your Web browser and you will see little trace of the sites that originally did brisk business or garnered considerable hype while operating on the World Wide Web.
Their dying gasps, though, are saved at the Museum of E-Failure.
"You have reached www.24-7.com," reads the frame grab of a defunct site. "Unfortunately, we are now closed."
"24-7 gets the irony award," says Steve Baldwin, a Yonkers, N.Y.-based freelance writer and co-producer of the netslaves.com site.