Michelle Goldberg is a senior contributing writer at The Nation. She is the author of "The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World," and "Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism."
In the year 2000, after decades of wrangling with the myth of the ugly, hirsute, ball-busting women's libber, the culture has finally seemed to reconcile beauty and power, fun and feminism. But like so many other cease-fires in our society, this one was negotiated largely in the marketplace.
"One expects William Vollmann, swashbuckling whoredog, war correspondent, quixotic freedom fighter, gun aficionado and fiction prodigy, to be gruff and imperious. Yet, out of all the many writers I've interviewed, he's probably the only one who, after giving long, considered answers, looks at me and asks "what do you think?"
Posted on: Jul 9, 2000, Source: Metro Silicon Valley
As the dotcom layoffs mount -- a recent New York Times article counts more than 2,000 -- so do the ranks of the disillusioned. Dotcom deathwatchers like dotcomfailures.com and FuckedCompany.com suggest that a backlash is brewing against the Internet economy.