|Monster.com blimp visits Maynard. From the collection of the
Maynard Historical Society. Click on photos to enlarge
Back in the spring of 2014, Monster.com, at one time a famous technology disruptor in the jobs search industry, moved away from Maynard, giving up on its lease of 300,000 square feet at the mill and moving 625 jobs to a smaller space in Weston. Monster had arrived for the birth of Clock Tower Place in 1998. Its growth, shrinkage and finally, abandonment contributed mightily to the arc of Clock Tower, which came to an inglorious end a year later. For such a large company, Monster was a lightly visible presence in town, sponsoring blood drives and an annual road race to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. At its peak a thousand employees showed up every day, but the company did not work as hard as it might have to be an actively participating citizen.
|Monster.com hot air balloon
|The new (2017) Monster is large, furry and purple. Interestingly, this monster,
the old Monster and Gossamer (below) have a thumb and three fingers on
each hand. It's an American animation thing dating back to the 1920s.
|Monster's monster has more than a
passing resemblance to Gossamer,
from the Bugs Bunny years.