Oh, and most but not all "dot-commers" were hardworking, intelligent people. There were lazy spoiled self-important boobs, but most of those were in management anyway. There were the hangers-on liberal arts grads getting 60k as "marketing" or some other vague job position, but most of the people were hardcore techies who would have done what they did anyway, not as johnnie-come-latelies.
And just because people finally realized that wearing a uniform/suit in a place where no outside people see you- such as in a server room or developing code in an office lit only by the glow of your monitors- was a waste of formality, or that a little letting off steam or playfulness helps in the workplace, doesn't make them lazy. No reason we all have to revert to 50's era suit-wearing, martini drinking clones. The excesses of the worst-run companies do not refute the theory of a relaxed work environment or well-compensated employees.
Fuck, I mean- I'm still waiting for the 30- or even 20- hour work week. :)
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