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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Okay
by kwan_e on Mon 19th Nov 2012 11:21 UTC
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

Good thing he wrote a memoir, otherwise no one else would have remembered it.

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RE: Okay
by MOS6510 on Mon 19th Nov 2012 13:09 in reply to "Okay"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I also had no idea who Levi Asher was or heard of Literary Kicks and iVillage.

To be honest I still don't, because I can't be bothered to read his memoir despite being free.

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RE[2]: Okay
by henderson101 on Mon 19th Nov 2012 14:16 in reply to "RE: Okay"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Well, chapter 1 was reasonably interesting... but then it sounded like my career so far (London rather than New York though), so I guess I feel empathy(?!)

Edited 2012-11-19 14:17 UTC

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RE[2]: Okay
by Wondercool on Mon 19th Nov 2012 20:18 in reply to "RE: Okay"
Wondercool Member since:
2005-07-08

Are you more the quickmeme person?

Offtopic: Like Reddit where 95 percent is a link to a picture?

- tea break quick
- instant laughter
- no thinking involved

I wish there was a filter that would skip any Reddit which links to a picture and would downvote any picture with an animal in it...

Article like these - that link to a story - are way more interesting than any instant gratification url.

Exactly because you (and me) have never heard of Levi Asher makes it interesting...

Edited 2012-11-19 20:22 UTC

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