Although I started here in 1997, a little late in the 90's to be really sure that it was like that, I did read the book a few years prior to moving west and found that the experience and stories I would hear at the time was very similar to what was described
in the book.
I knew many people who were calling in rich, and who lived lifestyles that most of us can not relate to let alone sustain. It was a strange time, the company grew almost three fold since I started here, so the culture has changed quite a bit since then.
People do still talk about "flat food" but I have never seen Bill looking out of his office window to see who takes the most innovative path