While our advertisers do take steps to keep their information current, the rates or availability you may find here now at After55may not be the same as when you contact the communities.Update: September 2004 March 30, 2004 — In a bold demonstration of originality, common decency and respect for federal copyright law, Yale College Council members have copied a substantial portion of Wes Match without permission and released it to the Yale community as their own creation.He spent endless hours writing software code, regardless of how much noncomputing classwork he might have. If he wasn’t at the whiteboard he was hunched over the PC at his desk in the common room, hypnotized by the screen.
“He always wanted to draw out his ideas, even when that didn’t necessarily make them clearer.” Lots of his ideas were for new services on the Internet.“Plans for a campus-wide survey have been discussed for the past few years, but it was only last week that those plans came to fruition,” said Yale Station creator Alexander Clark ’04 in the Feb. Wes Match site programmer Dan Stillman ’04 expressed relief that the Yale site so closely mirrored his own work: “I had always been a little unsure about the color scheme I chose for the questionnaire, but when I saw that they didn't even bother to change the colors when they copied over the code, it really set me at ease.” YCC members did make a number of valuable contributions of their own to the site, changing the “Leadership” answer “Doug Bennet calls me for favors” to “Levin calls me for favors,” the phrase “Slow down, tiger” to “Not so fast there, tiger,” and the question title “Tolerance for Fools” to “Tolerance of Fools.” They also improved the accuracy of the site by adding a number of questions relevant to compatibility, including “Celebrity Promiscuity,” “Super Bowl Moment,” and a question asking users to select their favorite Ninja Turtle.“[The YCC and Yale Student Activities Committee members all] pitched in and created something I think is really great,” said Mogul in the Feb. While the Wes Match team agreed that most of the site is really great, they attributed the site's success instead to the two years of work they had put into Wes Match before the YCC stole it and passed it off as its own.In the process, he and a small group of key executives have created a company that has changed social life in the United States and elsewhere, a company that has become a ubiquitous presence in marketing, altering politics, business, and even our sense of our own identity. David Kirkpatrick was for many years the senior editor for Internet and technology at Fortune magazine.While at Fortune, he wrote cover stories about Apple, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Sun, and numerous other technology subjects.
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