The fall of the dot.coms have been the best thing to ever happen to my business. As a small business I have needed to keep by overhead low, no fancy offices and frills. Each purchase I have made, either hardware or software, has been done only out of need not out of want. Over the six months I have visited several previously overfunded dot.com companies, to rescue web sites that have been lost in the undertow of their demise. Many of these companies lost (or never had) the concept of adding value to their clients business and only delivered a product. Once their funding was lost they were not able to deliver even the basic product.
The fall of the dot.coms allows companies that have a mission of making clients money, to rise to the top!