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: Okay
by MOS6510 on Mon 19th Nov 2012 13:09 UTC in reply to "Okay"
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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"
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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[3]: Okay
by MOS6510 on Mon 19th Nov 2012 15:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Okay"
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I'd rather read your memoir, because even though I have no idea who you are at least I see your nick pop up very often here.

That makes if far more interesting than to read about what for me is just some random guy, even though apparently isn't.

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RE[2]: Okay
by Wondercool on Mon 19th Nov 2012 20:18 in reply to "RE: Okay"
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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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RE[3]: Okay
by MOS6510 on Mon 19th Nov 2012 20:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Okay"
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Nothing that got mentioned in the intro rang any bell or raised any interrest with me. My reaction was more a provocation to unveal something interesting.

The writing is 3 years old and it didn't catch any headlines on sites I read back then. Concidering the amount of Internet companies, personalities and employees during that period this story should be one of many.

If you say I'm wrong and it is interesting I'll give it a go tomorrow.

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