A few years ago, I would join any number of you dear readers at elaborate, loud, boisterous parties that were a hallmark of the Internet boom that became the Internet bubble. I remember one particular party that accompanied a Streaming Media show in San Jose, maybe in 1999. Such was its over-the-top budget, that it made me think I was in Mandalay Bay's Rum Jungle, in Las Vegas. The hosts must have spent $100,000 on it. Can you imagine that?