May 13th, 2005

beartato phd

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An interesting Paul Graham essay, "Hiring is Obsolete".

A funny quote from it:
The advice about going to work for someone else would get an even colder reception from the 19 year old Bill Gates. So I'm supposed to finish college, then go work for another company for two years, and then I can start my own? I have to wait till I'm 23? That's four years. That's more than twenty percent of my life so far. Plus in four years it will be way too late to make money writing a Basic interpreter for the Altair.

And he'd be right. The Apple II was launched just two years later. In fact, if Bill had finished college and gone to work for another company as we're suggesting, he might well have gone to work for Apple. And while that would probably have been better for all of us, it wouldn't have been better for him.
beartato phd

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I think, judging from the sound of it, the upstairs neighbors are either racing to see who can run around the apartment as many times as possible before they fall down, exhausted, or else in competition to see who can throw the most large, heavy chairs. Perhaps both.

Maybe I will go wander over to Ritter's and have a late snack.