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The Fallout: We're Moving On Just Fine

What do you do when there's dotcom carnage all around you? Don't take it lying down, that's what.

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This story appears in the August 2001 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

I'm getting ready to sit down and watch the new film Startup.com, a documentary about the life and death of dotcoms during the Internet Gold Rush. I was going to wait until I had watched it to write this column, but as I sit here contemplating the very existence of this film, I feel compelled to write about something entirely different.

The fact that there is a movie-in fact, movies-about a time period in the very recent past is intriguing, to say the least. In fact, that time period isn't even over; there are still dotcoms dying and dotcom workers clutching pink slips in their hands as they try to catch a cab home. And the entrepreneurs who caught severe strains of start-up hubris and get-rich-quick fever are still shaking their heads and wiping the sweat from their brows following their long day's journey into night.

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