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Wired: Life in the [Andover.net] Quiet Period

Apr 15, 2000, 20:12 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Malda)

"Rob Malda launched Slashdot, built a community hundreds of thousands of nerds strong, sold his company for millions, took the IPO ride with his new corporate parent. And told his diary the whole story."

"DAY 1: File S1 It's been a long couple of weeks. Andover finally announced its IPO today. The process is frustrating. We had to be careful about the actual announcement - there were restrictions even on that. I wanted to write up an explanation of the open IPO. I wanted to talk about the Red Hat letter and what we learned from it and how we wanted to do things differently."

"DAY 26 I've been posting less over the past few weeks; of course, the conspiracy theorists churn out all sorts of reasons for it: I'm dying. I'm quitting. I'm lazy now that I'm supposedly about to become fabulously wealthy. The truth is that I've been pulling strings behind the scenes and rewriting large lumps of code. Server stuff. Perl. Of course, nobody wants to believe that - it's so boring."

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