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Beyond the media frenzy of the dot.com bust, this is the behind-the-scenes account of what grew to become of yank tech workers.
Technology pros, former staff of failed web start-ups, downsized company staff, and marketers wanting to stay away from errors of the hot earlier might 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 at the present time. The assurance during this number of post-dot.com studies contains the "survivalists", who made it during the hurricane intact and proceed to paintings within the undefined; the "neo-luddites", who've refrained from the net perpetually; the "vigilantes", who're screaming for justice for his or her mistreatment; and so forth. through revealing the main absurd moments of "the bubble" and what rather occurred to the folk displaced through the demise of the recent financial system, this quantity is key examining for an individual who desires to understand what those occasions suggest for the way forward for the net undefined.
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