A poor, downtrodden beggar stands on the corner of Wilshire and Sepulveda, not having much luck. Exasperated and hungry, he's scrawled the word "Beg" on a piece of cardboard.  Hardly anyone pays any attention to him.  A few passers-by drop him a couple of pennies.

Suddenly, he gets an idea. He picks up his sign and adds ".com" to the word "Beg."   Within a few minutes, two venture capitalists roar to a stop at the intersection, tripping over each other to be the first to offer him a quarter of a million dollars for his site.

Pleased with his new-found wealth, the beggar decides to go one better. Flipping his cardboard sign over, he writes "e-Beg."  Within fifteen minutes, Jerry Yang and Bill Gates pull up in limousines and ask to buy him out.