Your surrender of all grace and sense is taken as surrender overall. The so-called dot-com bust is a myth created to deflect perceptions away from patterns of corporate corruption and exploitation. As you have demonstrated, there is and was no actual substance to it.
The Lesser Bush Recession was a crisis of confidence in George W Bush and his policies that amplified natural business caution at the approach of a new administration and turned it into an overall economic decline. That decline did not end until the slap-in-the-face of 9/11 which for a time left us without the luxury of a crisis of confidence.