I’ve been a big fan

I’ve been a big fan of Philip Greenspun‘s work for as long as I can remember. When he first started Arsdigita, it sounded like the greatest place to work, and I’m sad to see it close up and get sold to Redhat.

I remember the combination of Greenspun’s grandstanding and all the VC money resulted in some fairly crazy, newsworthy things during the boom, but the pages are all gone from the arsdigita site. I did some digging and found that you can still see their ample employee benefits page (with the cautionary “if we run out of money” bit at the end) in the google cache and their once famous recruiting incentive program, thanks to the web archive.