Were You Around When The Internet Bubble Peaked?

Tom Evslin’s brilliant blook hackoff.com is grinding through the April 1, 2000 – June 30, 2000 time frame.  If you were an executive at a company during Q200 you’ve got to read Chapter 9 as part of a sick, twisted reminder of what was going on.  Today’s (and yesterday’s) episodes are the first of the “exec meetings from hell” where the public company realizes it is going to miss it’s numbers in Q200.

The entire blook – soon to be released as a book – is phenomenal and getting better chapter by chapter.  If you are a reader, give the whole thing a try.  Tom lived this stuff at ITXC and has done an awesome job of capturing the backdrop while incorporating the sex and violence we all expect from a contemporary murder mystery.

  • I was in the worst possible place at that time, trying to close on over $10M in VC money at the dotcom I had started (Zoom Culture). By then I wasn’t involved with the actual negotiations with the VC (I was too busy trying to get the technology part of our idea to work), but I was told afterwards that we were a week away from bouncing checks.

    We closed on it, but if the bubble had burst a month earlier, I doubt we would have been able to.

    I kinda miss those crazy days of not having to generate revenue.

  • Pingback: insurance car quotes()