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Mocked for offbeat views, tech exec quits

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Mocked for offbeat views, tech exec quits
San Jose CA Mercury News 10Jan99
By Stephen Buel: Mercury News Staff Writer
USWeb founder Firmage doesn't want publicity about space beliefs to hurt billion-dollar firm

Joe Firmage, the founder of two highly successful computer enterprises, has officially severed all ties with USWeb Corporation, a business he founded. He stepped away from the successful company because of the negative attention he was receiving as a result of his unorthodox beliefs and a book he has published (available on the web - The-word-is-truth).

Firmage was raised a Mormon, however, he has not been active in the faith since his teen years. He has put forth a theory that is a complex amalgam of science and religion, including a belief in extraterrestrial live and travel. He vigorously denies that he believes aliens have provided earthlings with technology, but does believe we have been visited by extraterrestrial beings and that technology could possibly have been gleaned from a UFO crash in Roswell in 1947 by government scientists.

His decision to leave the company was heralded as a mature decision. Frimage continues to hold stock in the company and believes in its success. He hopes that he will now have time to further research and develop his theory.

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