Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Paypal, Meet MySpace

By -

In the early days of the Internet, there’s something that didn’t make sense to me. MySpace. More specifically, why MySpace was such an insane success. It was the hottest thing on the web, and it looked absolutely hideous. Gross. Horrible. Like garbage. And yet people still flocked to it. It was worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and it looked like a steaming pile of dog crap.