In 1996, meat.com was a classic bit of golden age Internet whimsy called L’Industrie De Meat: an oddish logo on standard-
issue mid-90s textured background, with an anti-Communications Decency Act jeremiad, links to an “Internet hall of shame” (optimized for Netscape
2.0), and information about the “Transnational Church of Life on Mars.” There was also a link to the site’s creator’s software offering: Color
Manipulation Device, which helped HTML newbies choose the colors for their Web pages. By early 2000, though, the proprietor of L’Industrie had
sold the site (hopefully at full height-of-boom prices) to a company looking to sell and promote, well meat.