and Alzheimer's disease. He was 85.
"You canna change the laws of physics, Captain!"
He discusses various other topics related to software on his web site. It is
interesting to read about people who are so enthusiastic about startups. I don't think I
have the stomach for financial risk that some of them do. PG makes a comment later in the
essay that a lot of people aged 26 are broke, so one might as well go broke trying to start
one's own company. I don't know if that's true, but if it is, I don't know that I'd recommend
racking up even more debt, or going into business without some kind of nest egg.
OTOH, he acknowledged the trend I am sensing that companies are starting to look at
acquiring startups as a more effective means of getting competent people than hiring them
individually and setting them to work on some in-house project. In his own words, "Want to
get hired by Yahoo? Start your own company."