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[2]: Okay
by Wondercool on Mon 19th Nov 2012 20:18 UTC 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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RE[3]: Okay
by MOS6510 on Mon 19th Nov 2012 20:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Okay"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

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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RE[4]: Okay
by Wondercool on Mon 19th Nov 2012 21:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Okay"
Wondercool Member since:
2005-07-08

Fair point. I read 3 chapters and enjoyed. Bookmarked the site for some weekend reading (like making time for the Sunday newspaper).

The age of the article does not bother me. We only see .01 percent of the net, and it seems all are whipped into seeing the same .01 percent.

Point I was trying to make is that nowadays people are afraid to link to anything that takes more than 30 sec to grasp and does not give a chuckle. Self censored dumbing down basically.

That's why I hope links like this will keep coming.

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