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Some time in late 1999, Dave Winer opened up an online service called and invited people to create their own websites using the same weblog format as he had established with his own site, Scripting News. Coincidentally, I was really pissed off by my experience working at a company with great talent being squandered by ghastly hit-and-run management (definition: intense periods of micromanagement followed by long periods of complete neglect). Thus I wrote this classic Joel rant in the grand tradition of bloggers: a tale of personal bitterness disguised as business management advice.

In those days, thankfully, I had no readers whatsoever, so I could get away with naming names and even risk offending Seattle-area ...

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