|Pugs and Riley|
Gary always saw a bit too much in what was written here on SI. Been a long time TG. I mentioned Gary in a recent post. We expect to see our old foes and our old friends on the battlefields of today and we don't. I think it really was a rawer medium we worked with back then. The stuff we had was nebulous compared to the gravity and availability of the material today. Viral back then would have been claiming the top spot on the Hot Subjects list, you could even exploit alphabetics, what you named a subject could get it to the top of a page view.
Characters like Gary and Riley did a lot of damage to investors by shilling bad stocks on the early internet. Gary was the victim of his own faulty reasoning as well, he didn't just shill bad investments, I am sure he made them. So what are you referring to when you say "understand he is now moving to the Next Level"? Usually when you are older that means moving to the "assisted living" side of the building where the doors don't open unless you can enter the code.