Tech Leaders Tell How The 'Dot Com' Industry Lost Its Bloom The "dot-com" boom swept the country in the mid-90's, turning cyber geeks into billionaires and creating a rapidly expanding industry that captivated the world. But the bliss was relatively short-lived. In less than a decade, the boom had gone bust. Host Michel Martin talks with two technology professionals who witnessed the deflation first-hand — Shannon Henry, who formerly reported on the dot com industry for The Washington Post, and Raul Fernandez, founder of the e-commerce company Proxicom which once landed him billionaire status. Henry and Fernandez were recently featured in the Washington Post Magazine.