This was a fun time, and I myself changed from a regional ISP to a new company at the end of 99 / beginning of 2000. This was crazy; I was flown to interview a prospective employer in NYC during LinuxWorld. There, I was suddenly invited to a dinner with Zero Knowledge Systems who handed me a ticket to Montreal for the next day, because I absolutely had to check them out, dude ... Not to mention a bunch of other companies. And eventually met the folks from the company whom I'm still working for today, who assured me their growth was "organic" and not hyped; which turned out to not be exactly true, but relatively to the others, it sure was. Those were the days, where we got picked up with limo service at the OLS conference, one could fly around the world to speak at a regional LUG meeting. Today, that hype is reserved for web 2.0 and social networks... Everybody should be in a hype once in their life ;-)
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