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Walleye

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someone said anand (the boss) celebrated his 21st birthday on the 26th. that would make him like 16 when this site opened... at least, as early as i can remember it...

anyway, how on earth would a 16 year old get the kind of capital necessary to start a computer analysis site? I can understand continuing one, what with the ads, and the subscriptions, but how on earth would it get started? or was this more of a interest site hosted off a PC till it took off?...


i dont know why, this just seems somewhat interesting to me...

 

ThaGrandCow

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Well if the site opened in '98... think about the timeframe it opened in... The height of the internet craze. You could take a picture of crap and put it online (link) and someone would give you funding. I knew a guy in his first year of high school who did the webpage for a law firm. At age 15 he made $30,000 for a few weeks work coding in html (yes, I saw proof, it wasn't just more of the normal HS BS that people throw out to look "cool")
 

Walleye

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Originally posted by: ThaGrandCow
Well if the site opened in '98... think about the timeframe it opened in... The height of the internet craze. You could take a picture of crap and put it online (link) and someone would give you funding. I knew a guy in his first year of high school who did the webpage for a law firm. At age 15 he made $30,000 for a few weeks work coding in html (yes, I saw proof, it wasn't just more of the normal HS BS that people throw out to look "cool")

at 18, i'll be making 3000 dollars for a webpage... i wish i had 30,000 dollars... i'd blow it on trip to Oz, and a whole bunch of computers... and i'd get myself a T-1 for awhile :D

 

Eli

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Originally posted by: Walleye
Originally posted by: ThaGrandCow
Well if the site opened in '98... think about the timeframe it opened in... The height of the internet craze. You could take a picture of crap and put it online (link) and someone would give you funding. I knew a guy in his first year of high school who did the webpage for a law firm. At age 15 he made $30,000 for a few weeks work coding in html (yes, I saw proof, it wasn't just more of the normal HS BS that people throw out to look "cool")

at 18, i'll be making 3000 dollars for a webpage... i wish i had 30,000 dollars... i'd blow it on trip to Oz, and a whole bunch of computers... and i'd get myself a T-1 for awhile :D
I'd invest it.

I already get 1.55mbps downloads for 55$/mo. The only advantage a T1 would hold is 1.55mbps uploads, but I don't need that.... definately not worth the extra 500$/mo. :p