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(DeCandido's novelizations of the Anderson films)
Vince Markinson was a member of the "fabulous foursome". He took part in the internet bubble of the late '90s.
Vince and his close friends went through high school and college together, meeting up once a moth for 'Bad Movie Night'. The three attended his marriage to his "on-again-off-again girlfriend". In the late 1990s, Vince was making money in the internet bubble, with his Quality Assurance company providing new businesses with "cool-sounding URLs" to stand-out. When the bubble eventually collapsed, he lost his job and his marriage collapsed. After two years of freelance work, he genuinely considered becoming a taxi driver to get income, becoming increasingly depressed by mid-2002.