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What's your story?
July 13, 2001 9:31 AM   Subscribe

What's your story? That's the question that the site EatTheseWords asks. In nature, it's quite similar to {fray}, only not as focused. Which format do you prefer--that of {fray}'s, or the more general purpose approach seen at ETW? Find any particularly interesting stories there?
posted by moz (10 comments total)

 
i thought that this story was kind of sad:

At 31, my husband had all the pieces of his life in place. We had three children. And I felt like I was going to die. He was thirty-one and I would look at him and see a fifty-four-year-old man. We divorced and I moved up to Maine to raise my children.
posted by moz at 9:35 AM on July 13, 2001


(forgot to thank magnetbox for the link...)
posted by moz at 9:39 AM on July 13, 2001


it seems more focused rather than less - the stories revolve around a specific question: the stories that came out of people's experiences with the "internet boom and bust" rather than the more varied fray stories. it's an interesting project and i'm not sure what's to be gained by asking which is better...
posted by judith at 10:31 AM on July 13, 2001


Agreed. Thanks, Judith.

I'm just happy to see someone gathering up the dotcom fallout stories. There certainly are a lot of them floating around out there right now.
posted by fraying at 10:46 AM on July 13, 2001


sorry about that, judith... i didn't read so carefully, as is apparent.
posted by moz at 11:06 AM on July 13, 2001


hey, no problem. thanks for posting the link moz, it's an interesting site.
posted by judith at 11:22 AM on July 13, 2001


not to dominate the whole board here, but...

i find the whole state of the IT market right now pretty ironic. i just graduated in may, and all throughout college people were telling me that i was going to be so rich, and land a great job right away, and all this crap. and now i'm scrambling just to land a tech support job.

i'm not even bitter about that. i'll take anything i can get--anything to get my foot in the door, at this point. though i would much rather take a job where i could specialize in programming, i'm glad to be given any kind of opportunity. i don't think of myself as being a particularly arrogant sort of person, but even so the state of the market today has made me feel incredibly humble...
posted by moz at 12:56 PM on July 13, 2001


I prefer (fray's) approach. More interesting to a guy like me.
Moz, things happen in cycles. If you have the mad skillz, work hard and keep an eye out for opportunity, you'll be alright...Good luck!
posted by black8 at 1:51 PM on July 13, 2001


I like that top story about the woman who left NASA, survived layoffs at Altavista to take a job at Google where "things are just and sane." Nicely put.
posted by rschram at 3:34 PM on July 13, 2001


man... eveyone loves google.
posted by lotsofno at 5:12 PM on July 13, 2001


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