Today’s News Quote of the Day, from the New York Times:

“Everyone talks about eyeballs,” said William Bao Bean, an Internet analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities. “Well, they’ve got all the eyeballs in China. And now they’re beginning to cash in on that.”

Google gave me $10 to sign up for their Checkout service. When I was done, they presented me with a list of suggested stores, including quite a few useful ones, and then many, many dotcom failure stores. Examples below. I think I’ll just get some cat toys, which is what I did in ’98 or so when gave me $10.