Metafilter founder Matt Haughey gave an inspiring talk at Webstock about being a 40-year-old Web geek who came of age in the Bay Area in the 1990s dotcom boom. Matt talks about finding work-life balance, and how hard that is to do if you follow the grow-big-fast model of Internet startups. He describes another way: growing slowly, working sane hours, self-funding, and producing "lifestyle" businesses that employ the founders and a few others in a relatively stable way that makes everyone happy and sustains them financially. My Webstock Talk
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.