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[5]: Comment by deathshadow
by Alfman on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by deathshadow"
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"The link is from 1996, but its general premise still very much holds"

It doesn't make sense to throw out past knowledge, of course. However many economists were dumbstruck with what has happened since then. Clearly they were not on the money.

"So, maybe another factor: you're simply starting to feel the more 'real' costs of living on this planet... free lunch nearly over."

Couldn't agree more. The western standard of living isn't necessarily sustainable nor scalable.

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