The Downside

By Deborah Gage  |  Posted 2001-02-19 Print this article Print

Upside Magazine's showcase for startups was rather somber this year.

Upside Magazines showcase for startups was rather somber this year. With fewer attendees, the auditorium was nearly empty by the second day.

Still, the New Economy has left its mark. In honor of the Internet bubble, moderator Jesse Berst listed some ways the New Economy has changed the way we talk.

They say: What would Jesus do? We say: What would Alan Greenspan do?

They say: Its like looking for a needle in a haystack. We say: Its like looking for truth in a business plan.

They say: That will happen when hell freezes over. We say: That will happen when Amazon turns a profit.

They say: It could be worse. We say: It could be

Heres to 2001.

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Based in Silicon Valley, Debbie was a founding member of Ziff Davis Media's Sm@rt Partner, where she developed investigative projects and wrote a column on start-ups. She has covered the high-tech industry since 1994 and has also worked for Minnesota Public Radio, covering state politics. She has written freelance op-ed pieces on public education for the San Jose Mercury News, and has also won several national awards for her work co-producing a documentary. She has a B.A. from Minnesota State University.


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