To: intreped readers
Subject: Gleanings: I’m no Oprah but
My sister got back from Iowa yesterday and handed me a book she had read on her trip. She said: “Read this, it’s great” and she was right. I started it at 7:30 and finished it at midnight: I couldn’t put it down.
“Set in a London ad agency desperate to land a coveted big account, e follows the bureaucratic bungling, cutthroat maneuvers, and outrageous sexual antics of a group of Miller-Shanks employees as they scheme, lie, lust, and claw their way up (and down) the company ladder.” Doesn’t matter if you’ve never worked in advertising, I recognized the characters from every job I’ve ever worked at. It’s told entirely in e-mail thus the title of the book: “E” is British slang for e-mail. Go read it now. We all work too hard and deserve some good fiction.
E, a novel by Matt Beaumont
REALNETWORKS DROPS ON AD WORRIES: Amid fears of a slowdown in online advertising, shares of RealNetworks plunged today after the company
said it expects ad revenue to fall 20 percent in the fourth quarter.
RealNetworks, which makes audio and video software, reported
third-quarter results on Tuesday that matched analysts’ expectations,
but warned that ad revenue would fall during the fourth quarter.
Shares of RealNetworks closed Wednesday down $6.81, or 31.4 percent,
Checking the Pulse of the Internet Economy
By Industry Standard Staff
The latest earnings reports carry more weight for the Internet Economy
than any that have come before. The markets are in disarray, and deep
currents of uncertainty run through once-confident companies. So
what’s the prognosis for the Net’s leading players?
“Putting 3D to Work on the Web”
Who: Discreet http://www.discreet.com
& Pulse Entertainment http://www.pulse3d.com
When: Thursday, October 19, 2000
Time: Social Hour 6-7pm; Program from 7-9pm
Place: Autodesk Atrium, 111 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael
Cost: Members free; Non-members $15;
Students $10 with valid ID
RSVP: Not necessary
Contact: Cheryl Downing, 408-257-1049, email@example.com
or NBMA Hotline, 415-721-1780
APROPOS OF NOTHING
“Bush and Gore — You Can Hear the Difference”