What does “dot-bomb” mean?

On The New York Times I read the following sentence:

The bad news here begins with the economy, which stinks. This is the
epicenter of the dot-bomb, the edge of the ailing Pacific Rim and
now a major casualty of tourist malaise.

What does dot-bomb mean?


It’s referring to the economic collapse of the “dot-com” boom, which occurred in the late 1990s. This Wikipedia article explains it rather well.

Source : Link , Question Author : Elberich Schneider , Answer Author : J.R.

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