Something else that takes huge capital is $700 Aeron chairs for every employee, $12k 42-inch TVs, high-end workstations at every desk, custom cubicles and prime SF office space. Quokka burned through $200 million. It's a perfect illustration of dot-com indulgence. There were lots of good ideas back then, and lots of really bad decisions. Bankruptcy auction provides snapshot of company that typified swagger of dot-com craze
"A lot of people wonder what it's like to spend tens of millions of dollars in so little time. Well, this should give them some idea."