Jerry Yang and David Filo are sitting in a TV studio at Stanford University, in California, waiting to shoot a remote segment for CBS News Up to the Minute. The tired young entrepreneurs slump in a pair of cheap desk chairs set against a blank blue wall, facing an unblinking camera lens.
The offers pop into my inbox: Come stay in my villa in Tuscany. Bordeaux is beautiful in the spring, and our country house has a pool. Wouldn't you like to come to Rio and use my place at the beach?
The New York Times Dear Diary: The recent announcement that cash would no longer be accepted at the tolls on the Henry Hudson Bridge left me feeling unexpectedly wistful. That there would no longer be human beings collecting money there recalled an experience I had in the '80s, when I was a college student.