Usenet Hosted Amazon’s First Job Posting

On August 22, 1994 (nearly 25 years ago) Jeff Bezos posted the first Amazon job offer to Usenet seeking a very talented developer to help launch the site. While Bezos hadn't named it Amazon yet, the job posting on Usenet clearly shows that he needs a coder with lots of talent. In return he promises "meaningful equity ownership". We can only imagine what that would be worth in Amazon stock today. Shel Kaphan, Amazon's first CTO was hired shortly after the newsgroup post. It's not clear whether or … [Read More...]

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