As the Downturn Turns

Pink-slipped dot-commers commune, and lick their wounds, as summer camp

How do you comfort sagging spirits in Silicon Valley? With Recession Camp. Since its first event in early July, about 15 pink-slipped dot-commers have been gathering for the day outings -- long hikes, lingering lunches, rounds of golf, horseback riding, and baseball games -- with fees covering only actual costs.

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