1999 was a crazy year for business on the Internet, and for Linux. It was
when Red Hat went public, with a record valuation, and VA Linux followed
with a bigger one. Both were cases in point of the dot-com boom, a
speculative bubble inflated by huge expectations of what the Internet would
mean for business.
Bruce Steinberg was the best Linux Journal reader I ever had, qualifying on the grounds of correspondence volume alone. His letters to this one editor were always long, and always thick with good humor, good advice, and rich history. Bruce was a Unix/Linux geek of the first water, and worked for many years at SCO, long before that "brand" was shamed at the end of its life. more>>