When the ’90s ended, the world was shocked by the Internet, says tech journalist
Wired magazine has a special piece on how the ’80s ended and the ’00s began.
In ’80, there was a whole lot of angst over the lack of innovation in technology.
And it was pretty much a panic about what technology could and couldn’t do.
People were really scared.
I mean, the first thing I learned in school was that if you don’t invent anything, then it doesn’t happen.
So, for a decade, I watched the technology companies struggle, and I was very scared.
In fact, one of the reasons that I got into technology was because I had the kind of dad who was terrified of innovation.
So it was kind of like a weird kind of anxiety thing.
And the only thing that really kept me from doing the work I wanted to do was the fear that if I got too ambitious, that I’d just make my dad angry.
So the Internet was a really exciting time, because people were trying to create new things.
They were inventing things.
The internet was a great way for them to communicate.
But the fear of technology is that you get too far ahead and you go too far, and the things you build become obsolete.
So that’s the reason I got involved in technology was so I could just make a few more bucks.
I was scared of the future.
I mean, that was my mindset from the very beginning.
When I first started my first startup, I was in my early 20s.
I had two jobs, I had a very insecure job in a small office, and now I was just starting my own company.
And I had no idea how to do anything.
I didn’t know how to code.
And then, a couple years ago, my dad came in and said, “You know, you’re probably going to be a great programmer.”
And I was like, “Yeah, I know.
I’m good at it.”
But I just felt like I was missing out on the possibilities of what this field was capable of.
So I was really nervous.
I would get scared about everything.
So in the beginning, when I started my business, I thought I was going to make a lot of money.
I made a couple hundred thousand a month.
And my biggest fear was that I was making money from nothing.
I think that’s a really valid fear, to be honest with you.
And you’ll probably hear this from a lot more people who’ve never been in the technology industry than you will hear it from people who are working in the tech industry.
But for me, I felt like if I started with nothing, and then I made enough money that I could afford to buy a house, I’d be happy.
And if I did that, then I’d probably still be in my parents’ house, and my kids would still be going to school.
I really did feel like if we had a really good business, if I could get people in this space, I could make a good living.
But it wasn’t until I did my first big venture, which was called Loom, that my confidence really started to take off.
So this was a lot smaller company, and it was very early on.
I think at one point, we made a million dollars.
And we were all kind of bummed out about that.
And at the same time, I started feeling very confident in myself and my abilities.
So for me to be able to jump into the tech scene and get a lot bigger, it was a huge accomplishment.
But it was also kind of scary.
I was a young, ambitious, ambitious kid.
And that’s what made me the person I am.
And when I got to Loom in ’81, I kind of got into the mindset that I had to make my own way.
I wasn’t going to let anyone take over my life.
So Loom became really a community.
It was a very small company, but it was an amazing community.
And after the first year, I would just go in every night and get to work.
I worked with a few people.
I built a website.
I helped develop a video app.
I did some web development.
I developed a chat app.
And so we had this really interesting community that had a lot in common.
I had a roommate who was also a programmer.
And she was in a different field of computer science, but she was super-talented.
She was a super-bright girl.
So when we worked together, we were just really in awe of what she was able to do, and how she could build these amazing products.
And also, because we were both so young, we had very similar personalities.
We had this energy, we always had a little bit of the wild energy.
We were both pretty energetic.
And just a lot we could relate to, because I was a kid who was really excited to be working in technology and had the