The staff of ZDNet’s Tech Update site was laid off not long ago. They apparently liked each other enough to put themselves up for sale on eBay as a working unit.
Unfortunately, this must violate some term or condition or something; because eBay appears to have killed the sale.
Just as well. After 15 bids and with less than 4 days to go, the high bid was $21. Ouch.
Later: maybe they should just buy this. (Thanks to David Hakala for the tip.) Hell — maybe I should buy it….
Later still: One of the editors involved tells me that eBay’s lawyers objected to some of the original post’s wording. The auction’s been reposted here.
And yet later again, the story’s been picked up by the Boston Globe.