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The Rise of the Creative Class--Revisited by Richard Florida

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CHAPTER 8
The Experiential Life
At the dawn of the new millennium, on the morning of January 1, 2000, 10 million computer users logged into the domain DotComGuy.com and watched via webcam as a bland-looking twenty-six-year-old former systems analyst, who’d legally changed his name to DotComGuy, moved into a bland suburban house in North Dallas, Texas. There he would remain for the rest of the year, living entirely on goods and services ordered over the Internet: groceries from Food.com, housecleaning by TheMaids.com, and more.
He was as unlikely a media sensation as could be imagined. The secret of DotComGuy’s appeal could not have been his daily routine, which often resembled that of an elderly shut-in waiting for Meals on Wheels to arrive. ...

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