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Beyond the media frenzy of the dot.com bust, here's the behind-the-scenes account of what turned of yankee tech workers.
Technology execs, former staff of failed net start-ups, downsized company employees, and marketers desirous to keep away from errors of the hot earlier may be captivated by means of this funny and poignant account of the human price of the dot.com upward thrust and fall. within the sequel to their acclaimed and profitable NetSlaves: stories of operating the Web, the authors profile the folk tormented by the increase and fall of net businesses and the place they're this day. The insurance during this number of post-dot.com reports contains the "survivalists", who made it in the course of the typhoon intact and proceed to paintings within the undefined; the "neo-luddites", who've refrained from the web without end; the "vigilantes", who're screaming for justice for his or her mistreatment; etc. via revealing the main absurd moments of "the bubble" and what quite occurred to the folk displaced via the loss of life of the hot economic system, this quantity is key analyzing for somebody who desires to understand what those occasions suggest for the way forward for the net undefined.
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I used to do good work, interesting work. These days it’s all e-commerce. ’ Well, I didn’t go to art school to draw pictures of shoes. I didn’t perfect my skills to become a glorified sales girl. ” Charles stared at the floor, not knowing what to say. “Don’t pout. I hate it when you pout. ” Charles exploded. “If you want to talk, then talk TO me, not AT me. This isn’t a conversation, this is a rant. If you . . ” “GET OUT! ” Vivian screamed. Charles grabbed his coat and slammed the door behind him.
In fact, you can use this opportunity to make it easier for yourself. ’ . . ” “We’ll ask the questions,” snapped the first consultant. ” Few of the ninety people who survived the surreal grilling had much of a clue about what its ultimate objective was, but by the time their fifteen minutes in the hot seat were up, they were allowed to leave, seemingly unscathed. While most felt lucky that they hadn’t been immediately transferred to a prison cell replete with chains, snakes, spikes, spiders, and rats, for the remainder, their emergence from the windowless room did involve one further humiliation.