Sometime last year (June 1998) I started consulting for a company called "The Big Network." I took the job because a few friends had started the company, and it offered interesting work. A cool writer from Wired wanted to follow the life of a startup, so he occasionally checked in on me and the other people who eventually joined the biggies. This writer is named Po Bronson, and he turned the Biggie experience into a chapter in "The Nudist on the Late Shift." You should buy this book - I can honestly say I enjoyed it, I prefer the second and last chapters. The first tenish percent of the Biggies chapter is excerpted on Salon.com.
Although I think his description was generally accurate, there were
a few minor errors. The errors didn't change the tenor of the chapter,
but I thought I would record a few nitpicks (so Po can call me a jerk ass):
If you've read this far - you should probably also read Max's errata.
Remember, buy the book.