The CareerBank Blimp

Once upon a time (during the Internet Boom), I worked for a Internet startup business called CareerBank.com, leading a development team consisting of web developers and graphic designers. Despite the generic name, CareerBank.com was a specialist career site for the accounting, finance, and banking industries.

One day a bunch of us were sitting around and joking after a long day at the office. This was probably sometime in mid-2002, because the Internet Bust hadn’t happened yet. Somebody said, “You know, we seem to be doin’ pretty good.”

And I said, “Well, we don’t have a blimp yet.” This was a reference to the Goodyear blimp, which filmed sports events from above and continually advertised the Goodyear brand.

About a week or so later, my team presented me with a framed picture of the CareerBank.com blimp taking off from a field, while a smaller blimp from a competitor could be seen in the background.

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