Jumbo Site Lures Government Employees

June 3, 1997
THE DAILY FED

Jumbo Site Lures Government Employees

Bored at work? Surf the internet. Apparently that's what thousands of U.S. government employees are doing. According to the April issue of Cio magazine, U.S. government employees have logged more than 5,000 hours over one three-month period on the Jumbo.com web site.

The site offers more than 90,000 shareware and freeware computer applications, said Tony Heinz, the webmaster of Jumbo's site.

Jumbo's site statistics ironically suggest that the most popular software channel is the Games channel, which includes Quake, a 3-D war game that pits the player (a government employee) against a legion of world-conquering bad guys. Another government-worker favorite is a multimedia scene of Homer Simpson belching.

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