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FOUNDERS

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how it all began: Ev (who taught himself how to code) sold Blogger to Google for a ridiculous sum and thus became Silicon Valley-famous; Noah recognised him as his neighbour and gets Ev to invest in Odeo, which turns out to be a bittersweet decision because Ev later takes his CEO role from him; Jack cold emails Ev and snags a job at Odeo that way; Biz quits Google to join his old boss' (Ev's) new startup

Bilton, N. (2013). #FOUNDERS. In Bilton, N. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal. Portfolio Hardcover, pp. 7-42

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[...] Rabble explained that he was only in San Francisco for a short time with his fiancée, Gabba, so they could save money to continue traveling and going to political demonstrations and protests around the world. This, Rabble explained, was their "full-time" job. But they were not your traditional protesters: They were hacktivists, part of an emerging group of protesters who used laptops instead of picket signs nad blogs instead of bullhorns and who marched down the Internet instead of paved streets. Rabble told Noah he planned to work for only a few weeks, then hit the road again, looking for another protest to join and another way to tell "the man" to fuck himself. He had just wrapped up assisting protesters involved in the 2004 presidential elections, he explained, and once he saved money from this new gig, he would set out for South America to wreak digital havoc on a government there.

kinda cool

—p.22 by Nick Bilton 5 years, 4 months ago

[...] Rabble explained that he was only in San Francisco for a short time with his fiancée, Gabba, so they could save money to continue traveling and going to political demonstrations and protests around the world. This, Rabble explained, was their "full-time" job. But they were not your traditional protesters: They were hacktivists, part of an emerging group of protesters who used laptops instead of picket signs nad blogs instead of bullhorns and who marched down the Internet instead of paved streets. Rabble told Noah he planned to work for only a few weeks, then hit the road again, looking for another protest to join and another way to tell "the man" to fuck himself. He had just wrapped up assisting protesters involved in the 2004 presidential elections, he explained, and once he saved money from this new gig, he would set out for South America to wreak digital havoc on a government there.

kinda cool

—p.22 by Nick Bilton 5 years, 4 months ago
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But after Google, Ev wasn't anywhere to be found at Odeo, either. He soon semiretired at thirty-two years old. His bank account had gone from a three-figure balance--often barely enough to cover his rent--to double-digit millions of dollars. For Ev, it was time to enjoy the good life, not get involved in another start-up. He began taking Italian cooking classes and exploring museums. He bought a house worthy of a millionaire with wide windows that overlooked San Francisco like a perched owl and a fast new car to put in the millionaire's garage. He went on expensive vacations with his new girlfriend, Sara, whom he had met at Google during an office party.

lol @ nouveau richness

—p.24 by Nick Bilton 5 years, 4 months ago

But after Google, Ev wasn't anywhere to be found at Odeo, either. He soon semiretired at thirty-two years old. His bank account had gone from a three-figure balance--often barely enough to cover his rent--to double-digit millions of dollars. For Ev, it was time to enjoy the good life, not get involved in another start-up. He began taking Italian cooking classes and exploring museums. He bought a house worthy of a millionaire with wide windows that overlooked San Francisco like a perched owl and a fast new car to put in the millionaire's garage. He went on expensive vacations with his new girlfriend, Sara, whom he had met at Google during an office party.

lol @ nouveau richness

—p.24 by Nick Bilton 5 years, 4 months ago

having an oval outline or ovoid shape, like an egg

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550-foot-long park, an ovate patch of grass

surprising to see ovate and not oval in this context

—p.30 by Nick Bilton
notable
5 years, 4 months ago

550-foot-long park, an ovate patch of grass

surprising to see ovate and not oval in this context

—p.30 by Nick Bilton
notable
5 years, 4 months ago
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Jack also had an anarchist background. One of his tattoos, on his right leg, was a black and orange star, which was a symbol for an anarchist group. He had been vociferous for years online about his contempt for war and corporations. He'd written about these issues on his own personal web site, which he called gu.st, and also posted some rants about the perils of capitalism, his disdain for banking institutions, and Americans' thirst for oil. He also frequented message boards promoting feminism.

—p.34 by Nick Bilton 5 years, 4 months ago

Jack also had an anarchist background. One of his tattoos, on his right leg, was a black and orange star, which was a symbol for an anarchist group. He had been vociferous for years online about his contempt for war and corporations. He'd written about these issues on his own personal web site, which he called gu.st, and also posted some rants about the perils of capitalism, his disdain for banking institutions, and Americans' thirst for oil. He also frequented message boards promoting feminism.

—p.34 by Nick Bilton 5 years, 4 months ago