In many ways, the rise of the Internet was like the rise of the wild, wild West. Both phenomena drew thrill-seekers and fortune-hunters by the thousands, eager to make a buck off an untamed environment ripe for exploitation. Both saw a rapid and dramatic fallout when it became clear that expectations far outweighed reality. And finally, both eras were dominated by heartbreaking and often debilitating bouts of syphilis on account of whores. Swear to God, if you really wanted to make a buck in Silicon Valley, best thing to do was open a store hawking... More >>>