I just wanted to say it was delightful to take another person's trip down memory lane. It would take me a moment or two to really recall what the Internet was like back then but I was a very different person then. Just writing this I can think of one of the things I spent a great deal of time doing but it was so very different back then wasn't it?
The other reason (the first in fact) I wanted to comment here is I love your term PPP; it's brilliant and I laughed out loud. Thanks.