Karsten Schneider/Germany: A Cyberspace Odyssey

Karsten Schneider felt like the doors to an Orwellian prison had been flung open when the Berlin Wall collapsed. Eager to find a job with a Western employer where merit would be rewarded, the 29-year-old engineer sent out 80 applications from his home in Jena, East Germany. But he received one rejection letter after another. In desperation, Schneider teamed up with a fellow engineer to start a software company.

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