But the audience was the most impressive part. Maybe 500 to 600 people, all enthusiastic, all well dressed, all maybe 25-45 years old. All of them ready to do that big tech startup and get rich!
"Well, whats the matter with that?" they asked.
This PS may be unnecessary, it may actually be in a comment. So read the comments! -- MW
P.S. Ok, the point has been made by one of our NY correspondents that this is a bit too negative. In fact, even if 9 of 10 fail, the 1 surviving may end up hiring all the others. Also, we should not fail to encourage those who might improve themselves by their own initiative. OK, sure, I agree with this, but let us not on the other hand have unbounded optimism either. Many will fail, and failure can be painful and destructive.
Also, I feel rather strongly that if you want to succeed in America, it is helpful to have a lot of money. It is possible to succeed without a lot of money, but it is a lot harder.