Back then, dot-com celebrations were happening everywhere. From Silicon Valley, to Boston, to Austin, to Portland, to Seattle, the geeky Lambda Lambda Lambda frat brothers from Revenge of the Nerds were suddenly big men on campus, starting new computer companies, swimming in cash – partying, as Prince might say, like it was 1999 (and it actually was 1999). As the kegger raged upstairs, little WashTech was shrieking from the bottom of a well in the basement about an impending economic massacre. Sadly, very few were listening. Now the party's over – and a white-collar uprising is on.
– David Sirota's The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington. Sirota will appear Wed., July 23, 7 p.m., at Manuel's Tavern in an event sponsored by Georgia for Democracy, Atlanta WAND and A Cappella Books.