JShrager@gmail.com <JShrager@gmail.com> wrote:
| > Hmmm... Where have I heard this business plan before? Oh, right...
| > To slightly tweak the flip chart from one of
| > the most famous episodes of South Park:
| > Step #1: Steal a commercial CL.
| > Step #2: ???
| > Step #3: Profits.
| > One might be safer investing in the underpants gnomes... ;-} ;-}
| I honestly don't understand where you (all) are getting these sorts of
| fabricated analyses. How does "buy out and open source X" even vaguely
| equate to "steal X"?
(*sigh*) Kenny may be right. The humor of this group has all leaked away.
Yes, my first cut at it read:
Step #1: Con an clueless VC into buying a commercial CL for you.
but since in the South Park episode the gnomes' flip chart said:
Step #1: Steal underpants.
I shortened it to match the style. [But then, conning a
clueless VC is *kinda* of "stealing", isn't it?]
Anyway, the exact details of "Step #1" are never important
in these fables. It's the totally missing "Step #2" and the
fantasy of "Step #3: Profits" that contain all of the humor.
Around Silicon Valley, it's even gotten to the point that
all you have to do when somebody at the table has begun
waxing a little too eloquent about their next great thing
is say "Step #3: Profits", and everyone present rolls on
the floor with laughter. [Except the speaker, of course,
who is mortally offended and never invites you to his
parties again. Oh, well...]
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