PostscriptWhere Do We Go from Here?

I began writing this book in August 2000. I quit a job as creative director of a small Internet company to do it, knowing for certain that there’d be another job like it waiting for me when I was done.

These were the days before the fall, when Business 2.0 and Wired were still publishing magazines as thick as catalogs and every day was a record day for the stock market. In the 10 months I’ve been working on this book, things have changed.

The bubble burst, as the market-watchers, say. The market dropped, companies went chapter 11 left and right, and even the promising start-up I left had to lay off all its employees. One by one, over the course of writing this book, almost all of my friends and colleagues wound ...

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