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Netslaves 2.0 : tales of "surviving" the great tech gold rush
Publication Information:
New York : Allworth Press, c2003.
Physical Description:
xii, 212 p. ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.


Material Type
Shelf Number
Book HD8039.H542U65 2003 1

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Technology professionals, former employees of failed Internet start-ups, downsized corporate workers, and entrepreneurs eager to avoid mistakes of the recent past will be captivated by this humorous and poignant account of the human cost of the rise and fall. In the sequel to their acclaimed and successful NetSlaves: Tales of Working the Web , the authors profile the people affected by the rise and fall of Internet companies and where they are today. The coverage in this collection of experiences includes the "survivalists", who made it through the storm intact and continue to work in the industry; the "neo-luddites", who have shunned the Internet forever; the "vigilantes", who are screaming for justice for their mistreatment; and many others. By revealing the most absurd moments of "the bubble" and what really happened to the people displaced by the death of the New Economy, this volume is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what these events mean for the future of the Internet industry.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. v
Introduction: Created on Acid, Built on Caffeine, Died on Prozacp. vii
Chapter 1 Neo-Luddites: Take This Industry and Shove It!p. 1
Chapter 2 Panhandlers: Will Code for Foodp. 25
Chapter 3 Vigilantes: Screaming for Justicep. 45
Chapter 4 Shape-Shifters: See Them Changep. 71
Chapter 5 Aliens: Twice the Work for Half the Payp. 97
Chapter 6 Pawns: Twenty Years of Typing and They Put You on the Web Shiftp. 121
Chapter 7 Bootstrappers: Forty Megs and a Stoolp. 147
Chapter 8 Grave Robbers: Picking the Bones Cleanp. 167
Chapter 9 Lepers: Are We Not Men?p. 189
Afterword: What Next?p. 207
Indexp. 209