Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 19th Nov 2012 09:15 UTC
In the News Levi Asher offers his free memoir of his rise and fall in the dot-com boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The autobiography covers Asher's twenty-five years in programming: his founding of the oldest ongoing literature website Literary Kicks in 1994, his success with the dot-com website iVillage in 1999 (and its subsequent collapse), and how all this insanity affected his personal life. It's a quick, entertaining read.
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RE: Comment by deathshadow
by Alfman on Tue 20th Nov 2012 14:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by deathshadow"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

deathshadow,

"Of course what really went wrong is the same thing that continues to trash the economy to this day: Credit and debt..."

Your right, and the worst part about it is that the transition away from cash towards debt & mortgages have raised prices substantially such that those of us who would have been able to afford a house with cash can no longer afford the mortgage inflated prices. Houses are so expensive these days that for most of us the decision is between taking a mortgage that spans our entire life, or not having a house at all. It's become a tax on the working class, one which the wealthy collect and don't have to pay themselves.

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