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ComputingFailure.Com: War Stories from the Electronic Revolution

by Glass, Robert L.

  • ISBN: 9780130917393
  • ISBN10: 0130917397

ComputingFailure.Com: War Stories from the Electronic Revolution

by Glass, Robert L.

  • List Price: $24.99
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
  • Publish date: 04/10/2001
  • ISBN: 9780130917393
  • ISBN10: 0130917397
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Description: 1. Introduction. 2. Overview. The Color Green: The Internet Bubble Broke Records, Rules, and Bank Accounts. For Dot-Coms, It's the Vision Thing. The Banality of Failure. Take It and Leave It. 3. Who Put the Duh in Dot-Com? Angels of Death: Reality Bites Hard as String of Dot- Coms See Funding Dry Up. Startup Meltdown (Epatients). An American Dream Gone Bad (Value America). Pets.com's Demise. The End of the Line (Audiocafe). Back in the Saddle (MetaFinancial). In Floundering Swedish Dot-Com, a Cautionary Tale (Dressmart). Edfex Misses a Meal or Two. Atomic Pop's Final Encore. Pop.Com Goes Poof. Broken Wing (WingspanBank). Apocryphal Note Regarding Wingspan. Why Pandesic Didn't Pan Out. After a Life at Warp Speed, Netscape Logs Off. CEO: Partnership Hurt Toysmart. Interval: the Think Tank that Tanked. The Foreclosure at Mortgage.com. Dot-Com Liquidator. 4. Don't Forget the Dot-People in Dot-Com. The Great Internet CON (David Stanley / Michael Fenne, Pixelon). Hidden Past Sheds Light on Ex-IQuest Chief's Odd Ways (John Paul Aleshe / Robert Hoquim). The Life and Near-Death of Drkoop.com (C. Everett Koop). Spooked: Money Men Liked BOO and BOO Liked Money; Then it All Went Poof. Anatomy of a Crash: From an Awkward Kid to a Star of Software to a Body in a Hotel (Phillip W. Katz). And Now the Big Bankruptcy (Robert McNulty, TheBigStore). What Price Glory? Personal Tales of the Dot-Com Trenches. What Goes UpFor Some Executives, the Internet Dream Has a Steep Downside. 5. Just Because It's the Dot-Com Era Doesn't Mean That There Aren't Other (Bad) Computing Failure Stories. Failure From the Top. Adios, Amiga. Breakthrough or Snake Oil? (Transmeta). Computer Crash (InaCom). Failure at the Bottom. To Hell and Back. Another Trip to Hell. Her Majesty's Flying I.T. Circus. Lost in Chaos: Chronology of a Failure. County Blew $38 Million: Here's What Went Wrong. Double Jeopardy (Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust). Virginia Team Stops Giant Sucking Sound With Web. 6. Viruses: Failure With a Cause. 'Love Bug' Case Against Student Gets Dismissed as Laws Lag. Cradle of Love (the Love Bug virus). 7. Conclusions and Wrap-up. When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Change Their Titles. About the Author. Sources. Index.
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