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: Uhmmm
by zima on Thu 22nd Nov 2012 18:29 UTC in reply to "Uhmmm"
zima
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2005-07-06

>Now you could slap Linux onto the broken PC in your basement and be on the Internet from your bedroom.

DOS and Windows had reasonably easy internet access by 1993 too. We used it at Uni.

Plus, "slap Linux onto the broken PC"? Yeah, that would work out well...

And anyway - for most people, high costs of dial-up internet access were the primary barrier, one which really changed only with adoption of ADSL and similar constant-access methods.

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