Andrew J. Glass, known as "Andy," views himself as an online pioneer. In 1994, he submitted an article to a Harvard political quarterly envisioning a time when presidential candidates would stream full-motion video on the Web. The Harvard professors, then struggling to go online via their dial-up modems, thought Andy was wrong. But they ran his piece anyway. Some years later, Andy found himself seated next to Bill Gates at a World Economic Forum lunch in Switzerland. Bill envisioned what came to be known as the dot-com bust, telling Andy that he had bet his own billions on it by selling tech companies (but not Microsoft) short. Andy hung around Davos with Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, and other cyberspace visionaries who thought Bill was wrong. That's one reason why Bill is the world's richest man while Andy remains far down the list. Andy is now trying to make amends by helping take out the metaphorical trash at POLITICO.