Then the Internet wasn't so hot anymore, and neither were many of the executives we profiled.
But whatever happened to all those people, and what do they think about the Internet now?
We tracked down 10 of them and asked. And in so doing, we found a common thread: Everyone we talked to still believes in the medium, whether they are still in the industry or not, or whether or not their stock options were ever worth anything.
Here are their stories.