10 Years Since I Became An Independent

Ten years ago today I quit Miller Freeman, where I was an Editorial Director of the Software Development Unit (that is, a publishing unit that produced magazines on developing software) in order to launch 1711 Software, a company developing middleware for what would become known as massive multiuser role-playing-games.

Yes, I'm the guy who started a dot-com company in the Bay Area in 1996 and not only didn't get rich, but came within a hair's breadth of bankruptcy.