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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.

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, 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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