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Aug 09, 2019 23:03:42

Kipper Vam Beethoven -- Part 15

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Daniel Miller

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Ah, yes, the 90's. It was a good decade for me. I turned 40 at the start of it. We were comfortable and happy, my wife and I. We'd devised some ways to keep me healthy and not too hungry. There was Nirvana.

A few years into the decade a friend from work started talking about the World Wide Web. He had an idea about how to put a business onto this web. I was kind of bored, pretty financially stable and as we discussed, childless. It sounded like a fun opportunity, so I took it. I learned so much. Here I was, a drifter-turned-office-drone, running a business. It was a new kind of freedom I hadn't felt in a long time.

Long story short, we did relatively well. Within five years we were able to sell the business. If I lived well-but-not-too-well, I wouldn't have to worry about money again. I put most of the money in stable investments but made a couple of side investments too. In 1997 I bought some stock in this little company called Amazon. I held onto it. I even bought some more of it in 2001. Why not. Anyway, those impulse buys have served me well.

I kept my eye on all things technology for the rest of the decade. It was an awesome time for the Internet. And as my 40s progressed, I continued to look 30, so I fit in pretty well with all the kids building that stuff at the time.

My wife and I enjoyed life. It was a good couple of decades. The decades start to go faster after 40. You don't know that yet, but you'll find out.

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