Flash Kid – Deja Vu?

from the sounds-familiar dept

Forbes is running an article that sounds like it was written seven or eight years ago about a very successful web design firm run by a seventeen-year-old kid who has never met most of his employees. The employees are distributed everywhere, and “meet” via email or instant messenger. The “old geezer” of the bunch is 30 years old and handles any face-to-face meeting requirements. Most customers (and they’ve got some large ones) have no clue they’re hiring such a group of designers. I remember when there were stories like this all the time in the mid to late 90s, so I’m not sure what’s so amazing about it happening again. Rich Karlgaard, who writes the article, also seems positively amazed at the idea of software like Cold Fusion letting people design web pages without knowing any programming. I hate to break it to him, but such programs (including Cold Fusion) have been around for many years as well.

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