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The gulf between the winners and the losers on the Net just went quantum.


, the part of


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that I once found so exciting, has ceased to amaze anybody.


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, the


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outfit that was once


, goes down every day. It is just plain nasty.


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, which I am long and looking quite wrong on, gets hammered pretty much every day. I am glad the market is closed on Sunday, or maybe it would happen twice!

Now I know






haven't been winners in this environment, but they aren't killing us either. They are going to be the big winners. All that has happened lately is that I am even more sure of this stance. (For example, the inability of



to price puts them at a distinct disadvantage from which they might not be able to recover.

Once there was a time when it was anyone's game: Lycos, Infoseek, Excite, Yahoo! or AOL. Now it looks like game over.

Yahoo! and AOL won.

James J. Cramer is manager of a hedge fund and co-founder of At time of publication, his fund was long Lycos, Yahoo! and AOL. His fund often buys and sells securities that are the subject of his columns, both before and after the columns are published, and the positions that his fund takes may change at any time. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Cramer's writings provide insights into the dynamics of money management and are not a solicitation for transactions. While he cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, he invites you to comment on his column at