STARTUP.COM - good movie, but maybe a rental vs. a purchase...?

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  1. Dick

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    I enjoyed STARTUP.COM, a pretty revealing documentary about the rise and fall of a web-based business. But I don't think it's a repeat-view movie, so I'll probably tape it (using my APEX 600A), sell it, and just about break even on it. Other opinions?
     
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    I believe it is against HTF policy to discuss copying. But I know that wasn't the intent of your post. You should probably edit that part out.
     
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    I really enjoyed this movie. It has a documentary feel to it which makes it so real and interesting. For anyone who has gone through or suffered indirectly from the Dot.Bomb fiasco, this is a must see. It is definetly a revealing story of reality. And in many cases, shows exactly why our .com economy has failed and continues to slow down.
    This is sure to become a cult classic with IT professionals everywhere. You owe it to yourself to at least rent it...
     
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    I have an interesting story about this film, I worked for a dot-com at the time this film was taking place, and Tom Herman interviewed with us. In fact, I was one of the folks who interviewed him. He told us about GovWorks, that he had been "sold-out", and that they were making a movie about it, and we didnt really know what to make of it....sounded a bit unreal.
    Our .com failed also, after $20 million in funding was spent!
    Jeff Peake
     
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    I rented the DVD. It was interesting but not something I would want to purchase and watch again.
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    Saw this last night, pretty good film.
    Only three threads on this film I could find on this site (this one plus 2 others):
    Startup.com
    Startup.com
    Worth a rental
    ~Rob
     

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