From eBay's company history: "eBay was conceived initially as a result of a conversation between Pierre Omidyar and his wife, an avid PEZ collector (she currently covets a collection of more than 400 dispensers). She commented to Pierre how great it would be if she were able to collect PEZ dispensers and interact with other collectors over the Internet."
and here is from CNN:
Speaking of eBay, its founder, Pierre Omidyar, dated a PEZ collector who used the site in its earliest incarnation to buy and sell rare dispensers.
"Pam Omidyar, the fiancée and now wife of the gentleman who started eBay, was a PEZ collector, and she still is," said Kevin Pursglove, a spokesperson for eBay.
Now the part which shows ebay's TRUE COLORS is the quote in that second article.
That is certainly eBay's defence this week. "I honestly believe we did not intend to mislead anyone," claims an eBay spokesman, Kevin Pursglove, rather unconvincingly. He admits that "Pez's role in eBay's creation may have taken on a life of its own", but blames journalists for ignoring more mundane angles.
So I have published quotes from the mouthpiece, Kevin Pursglove where he is telling the fable.... and then he states that they "never intended to mislead anyone"
This is like one of my favorite quotes from a couple years ago when they could not find the WMDs... On CNN or CNBC one of the Generals or Advisors being interviewed said... "We didn't lie, the truth just changed"