FADE ININT. TRENDY CLUB - NIGHT1996 - Credits roll over a man in nice club. His name is ANDYROGERS, 25. He is wandering around the club drinking a sodalooking at women. He is a plain man, out-of-style-glasses sitperched upon a once-badly broken nose that is featuredprominently on his face. If you look up computer geek in thedictionary, his picture may be displayed. It's been a whilesince he has seen a barber, but it is entirely possible thathe cuts his own hair. His choice of clothing more functionalthan stylish; off-brand khakis and a too-large button-downshirt adorn with the remains of lunch. He tries to approach awoman and is shot down just by a timely raise of her eyebrow.INT. VENTURE CAPITALIST OFFICE - MORNINGAndy pitching his website, SellitFree.com to venturecapitalists. He points to a simple hand-made chart. The chartreads "Estimated Home Internet Users" It has columns showing1997, 1998, 1999.The VC's glance at each other skeptically.EXT. OFFICE BUILDING - MOMENTS LATERAndy is walking out, rejected again.INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHTAndy on a bad date. Andy is on a date and looks veryuncomfortable sitting across from woman. He spills some sauceon his shirt and she laughs at him.INT. ANDYS APARTMENT - NIGHTA dark apartment. Sparse, but clean. The only light comesfrom a brightly-lit aquarium. Colorful fish swim happily inthe well-kept aquarium. The door opens, it's Andy and he'scarrying a bag from the fish store and one from McDonalds. Hewalks over to the tank and greets the fish.ANDYHey Bill, Jeff, Larry, Meg..where's Pierre? Oh, there you are.How are you guys tonight?He opens the bag from the fish store.ANDY (CONT'D)Here's a new friend.