StockGeneration story in Wired

From: Alex Heard (
Date: Wed Aug 09 2000 - 21:09:54 MDT

Hey, All:

This is Alex Heard, the Executive Editor at Wired. Several months ago
I saw a posting on this list about the online investment game
StockGeneration, and the writer's enthusiasm for it prompted me to
assign a story on SG and what it was really all about.

I just wanted to let you know that the story will be out in the
September issue, and it's a pretty amazing exposť of how a
Net-powered pyramid scheme -- apparently run by a mysterious Russian
fugitive through offshore servers in Dominica -- attracted nearly
275,000 players worldwide. The person whose message on this list
originally caught my eye -- Rick Potvin -- is now convinced that SG
is a scam, too.

I think you'll find this piece interesting, especially since several
of you clearly saw at the time of Potvin's first email that SG was
bad news. If you don't get Wired, please note: the article will be
available online sometime in late September.


Alex Heard

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