UK journo follows DotComGuy's example

But only for a week - let's not get carried away

A British TV company is attempting to mimic the efforts of DotComguy by getting someone to survive for a week just using the Internet to obtain food and clothing. Unfortunately, technical difficulties with the site's Web cam this morning meant that many viewers were unable to see how GMTV's resident Internet expert, Sally Eden, was surviving in the "e-cave". The e-cave, which is, in fact, just a house, is equipped with just the basics -- a bed, a bathroom and an Internet-ready PC. For everything else -- food, drink, clothes and entertainment -- she'll be relying on the Wibbly Wobbly Web. The experiment started today and her progress can be followed here. Eden will be getting advice from Mitch Maddox -- aka DotComGuy -- on how to make it through the week. DCG himself can be found here. "It's something everyone is interested in," said a spokeswoman for GMTV. "We wanted to see if we could do it [get someone to survive just by using the Net] in the UK," she said. It should be an interesting week. So far Eden has only been able to buy chocolates and flowers. ®

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