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by Joel Spolsky
Thursday, November 18, 2004

Peter Ireland: 10 Reasons to Shy Away from Venture Capital.

Seth GodinThere's never been a better time to start a business with no money. This manifesto will show you how.”

(As I wrote last year, VCs do not have goals that are aligned with the goals of the company founders).

Last chance to nominate articles to be included in // comment: The Best Software Essays of 2004. There are a lot of great nominated articles on the list and not a lot of feedback. If you're bored this weekend read through some of them and add your comments to the discussion thread.

Do you know any really, really smart Computer Science undergrads or college marketing geeks? I'll bet they'd love a summer internship at Fog Creek Software in New York City. The pay is good, the benefits are great, and they'll get to make a real contribution to shipping software.


Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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