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by Steve Baldwin,Bill Lessard

Category: Networking and Cloud Computing
Subcategory: Technologies and Computers
Author: Steve Baldwin,Bill Lessard
ISBN: 0071364803
ISBN13: 978-0071364805
Language: English
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (September 30, 2000)
Pages: 246
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Bill Lessard, Steve Baldwin

Bill Lessard, Steve Baldwin. A Library Journal Best Business Book for 1999 and featured in The New York Times and USA Today, the cult classic NetSlaves is now in paperback.

If all you know about the Internet business is what you've read in the financial press, then NetSlaves provides a cold slap of reality.

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OF WORKING THE WEB,byBill Lessard and Steve Baldwin, McGraw Hill, printed in 2000 This book is in good condition with some soiling and rubbing of the covers and dustjacket, previous owner’s name is stamped inside,pages are clean and tight, I have no.

NETSLAVES TRUE TALES OF WORKING THE WEB,byBill Lessard and Steve Baldwin, McGraw Hill, printed in 2000. This book is in good condition with some soiling and rubbing of the covers and dustjacket, previous owner’s name is stamped inside,pages are clean and tight, I have not seen any writing on the pages. This is an ex-library book with old marking and sticker throughout. This is a heavy bulky volume and will be shipped USPS Media Mail. Chapters include: introduction, garbagemen: the Y2K bus is eating my pizza, cops and streetwalkers: is that a cellular modern in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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Items related to NetSlaves: True Tales of Working the Web. Bill Lessard; Steve Baldwin NetSlaves: True Tales of Working the Web. ISBN 13: 9780071364805. NetSlaves: True Tales of Working the Web. Bill Lessard; Steve Baldwin. If all you know about the Internet business is what you've read in the financial press, then NetSlaves provides a cold slap of reality.

book by Steve Baldwin. This cult classic, inspired by the popular Web site ww. etslaves. provides a portal into the shadowy world of e-business, inhabited by fry cooks, cybercops, porno spammers, doomsayers, and other low-paid inhabitants. An amusing antidote to the media's chronic case of Internet hype".

That is the premise of a new book, ''Net Slaves: True Tales of Working the Web'' (McGraw-Hill), written by Bill Lessard and Steve Baldwin, both of Yonkers, who . Mr. Lessard calls himself a poster boy for internet slavery.

That is the premise of a new book, ''Net Slaves: True Tales of Working the Web'' (McGraw-Hill), written by Bill Lessard and Steve Baldwin, both of Yonkers, who have held a variety of jobs associated with the Internet. The book is an outgrowth of their Web site (ww. com) and describes in great detail the lives of those who work the Web: from a low-level ''garbage man'' (or tech support person) to the supposedly high-level ''robber baron'' (or chief executive officer). The stories in the book are based on fact, but to varying.

Bill Lessard and Steve Baldwin are the co-creators of the NetSlaves Web site ww. Lessard has written for the Industry Standard and CNET. He spent years as a NetSlave for Prodigy, Pathfinder, and a variety of start-ups before joining Union Bank of Switzerland

Bill Lessard and Steve Baldwin are the co-creators of the NetSlaves Web site ww. He spent years as a NetSlave for Prodigy, Pathfinder, and a variety of start-ups before joining Union Bank of Switzerland. He lives in Yonkers, New York. He developed "Ghost Sites of the Web," an acclaimed webzine devoted to failed Web sites. He lives in New York City. NetSlaves and the Internet Economy

Bill Lessard, Steve Baldwin. I think this book would have worked better if the sarcasm was removed and the subject was treated as a serious retrospective.

Bill Lessard, Steve Baldwin. ISBN. 0071352430 (ISBN13: 9780071352437). The message from these stories is loud and clear though - the ubiquitous greed of humans, especially present in the early Internet. Otherwise - jokes are almost the same throughout the book and got REALLY boring.

Exposes the dark side of the booming technology industry which has thousands of poorly-paid employees working extended hours in cyber-sweatshops.
Comments to eBook NetSlaves: True Tales of Working the Web
Geny
Now I understand why some websites work like a charm and others crash 30 seconds into your browse. The book taught me that most of the "common knowledge" about the Internet is just plain not true. It paints a clear picture of the insanity of the "Gold Rush II" which is going on behind the scenes of the Internet and in Silicon Valley.
I will be a better high tech consumer in every purchase, from buying software to picking my next Internet stock because I read this book. Now I want to read many more books on the subject.
Oh, did I mention the book is a hoot! It is funny, outrageous and has the unmistakable ring of truth.
Vertokini
When I bought this book, I half-expected a protracted whine. It didn't turn out that way. The book is a series of humorous and well-written vignettes of life at all levels of the Internet economy. Even if you're not a net.geek, it's worth a look.
The main negatives are that authors lean on argot a little heavily in spots, and don't hide their anger at the New Media system. This doesn't prevent the book from being quite enjoyable as a pleasure read, and in fact merely sharpens their wit. It's at least as good as many of the NYT bestsellers I've read.
Fonceiah
Personally I don't fit into any of the "castes" that are described. While I'd take this as a sampling of the people who've been burned, the stories of success on the web number far greater. This book should be treated as the exception, rather than the rule. Overall though, a nice book!
Minha
The book is sort of funny, but not hilarious. But it is entertaining. Too bad the stories are so old. OJ Simpson? Who cares any more? Prodigy (Snyergy)? Who cares any more?
Mohn
The premise holds promise, but this book just doesn't deliver. Changing the company names just gets annoying, but you get the feeling that the authors thought it was "cute". The stories themselves aren't very compelling, and the quality of the writing just isn't enough for me to call this a "good book".
Andromathris
This book is the Dilbert and Mad Magazine of Internet careers. The headline of this review refers to the ending of NetSlaves, where the authors promise to keep exposing robber barons and robber barons in training who have done the authors and other wrong. The title quote captures the emotional tone of this expose on the poor management and exploitive practices in the Internet industry. Here's their assessment of the reasons behind the problem: ". . . people are people. More often than not, they're miserable, nasty, selfish creatures, driven by vanity and greed, doing whatever they can to get ahead, even if it means stepping on the person next to them, crushing the weak, and destroying themselves in the process." Clearly, these men have been through a lot, and seen and heard even worse.
Bill Lessard opens the book with "I'm a living testament to the fact tht most Internet careers are nasty, brutish, and short, and I'm not alone." He goes on to point out that "for every barely postadolescent CEO who hits the jackpot with the company he started in his dorm room, there are thousands more who fail miserably." The authors hope to dissuade some who don't know better from starting to work for exploitive Internet CEOs. Anyone who reads this book would certainly be a lot more cautious, whether as an employee, a customer, supplier, or investor.
This book categorizes and describes all those who work on the Internet into 11 work types. An example is provided for each one. You start at the bottom of employed people (the garbagemen) and work up to the top (robber barons), and then down to the mole people (who have disappeared into the Internet). Each one turns out to be undesirable, but for a different reason. The common element is the pressure to perform given tasks rapidly, perfectly, and to make a big score. This could just as easily be a book about compulsive gamblers.
My only complaint about the expose aspects of this book is that it is hard to know how widespread these problems are. There is no poll or objective way to measure what is being described. All of the examples are anonymous, and some are admittedly composites. As to the exposition, I found the constant reference to nonInternet terms (garbagemen, fry cooks, gigolos, etc.) confusing. I had to keep referring back to the book to keep them straight, because they didn't really capture the jobs in my mind.
At another level, this book is a brilliant satire on many of the leading companies and people in the industry. Pseudonyms are used, but more for humor (and presumably to avoid libel suits) than for disguise. Bill Gates is the most frequently lampooned person in the book (which is appropriate for a Harvard dropout). You'll also find lots of humorous references to Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Netscape, IBM, AOL, Yahoo! and many other familiar technology companies.
With all of the energy of a rebel Web site, this book will keep you fascinated. You'll also have a lot more sympathy for those people who answer your e-mails, fix the software bugs, help you reinstall your browser, and provide you with the next cool Web site. You'll also understand why you don't always get your e-mails answered (people with big backlogs to reduce are inevitably drawn to the delete button).
Overcome your misconception that this industry really has it all figured out. There's a lot to learn!
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