Letters: Oct. 18, 1999

SECRETS OF THE NEW SILICON VALLEY

You should be commended for painting a chilling picture of opportunity run amuck among Internet entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley [SPECIAL REPORT, Sept. 27]. Your cover story GetRich.com would be less disturbing if it were not at least a partly accurate description of the state of affairs for Internet start-ups. However, there are teams of people building Internet companies whose objective is to add value to people's lives, not just venture capitalists' portfolios. Nothing will alienate American consumers faster than the realization that behind every dot.com is a bunch of inexperienced twentysomethings out to...

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