May 16, 2001

Rules to live by for Internet companies

Author: JT Smith

Upside: "Damn, it's getting harder and harder to think of anything funny -- living in California, my portfolio
down 80 percent, and no electricity three times a week.

I'm actually too angry to be in the right mood for writing my usual satire. You see, if the dotcom
bong-heads out there had just listened to me back in 1996, we wouldn't be in the fix we are in today.
That is when "David Bunnell's Eight Ironclad Rules for Starting a Successful Internet Company" was
published in John Brockman's book "Digerati: Encounters with the Cyber Elite" (Orion Business

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