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  1. # is the New $

    A brief history. There was a little company called Blogger. They ran out of money during the first Internet bust. One of their founders, Evan Williams, was left to keep servers running. When we had lunch one day, way back then, Ev showed me a pile of books on a coding language called Java. He was reading those so he could figure out how to keep Blogger up. Then the Internet economy came back. Google bought Blogger. Evan had the money, freedom, and clout to start Odeo, out of which Twitter spun, and then flew. And today, Twitter had a very big IPO that may have never happened if Evan hadn’t been able to read those Java books really fast. Twitter is the biggest tech IPO since Facebook. And its first day on the market went a whole lot better.

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