[iDC] Will you delete your Feedburner account?

Alex Randall Alex at islands.vi
Sun Jun 10 17:57:35 EDT 2007

You're a hero.
You are the engine of new ideas.
You are where it all begins.
Like Jobs and Woz in the garage or Hewlett and Packard in the garage...

I started America's first e-commerce business - Boston Computer Exchange - 
before there was an Internet, before there was easy software, before there 
were more than a few thousand folks using CompuServe... Before you could 
click and close with credit cards.

If it were not for Garage entrepreneurs - ALL of the rest of them would not 
have work.
Lament the lot of the uncreative workers bees that come after us for there 
job is to pick up the working idea we have created and milk it for bigness 
and billions.

For me - the garage start up venture, the dining room table idea - this is 
the heart of the economic engine.

Alex Randall

PS and by all means sell out - to the uncreative manager types who can't 
think of anything new. They deserve to pay dearly for what you create.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten" <boris at fleck.com>
To: <iDC at mailman.thing.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [iDC] Will you delete your Feedburner account?

> Hello all,
> Before I make my point first a short introduction. My name is Boris 
> Veldhuijzen van Zanten. I'm an entrepreneur from Amsterdam, The 
> Netherlands. My company Meganova works like an old-fashioned  incubator 
> but without much money.  I started several companies and  sold 2 of them. 
> I'm also the organizer of The Next Web Conference and  a founder of 
> Fleck.com.
> I find it hard not to feel attacked when I read some of the comments  on 
> this list. I am one of those 'greedy' people who only wants to  sell out. 
> There is no need to apologize for this, I'm actually proud  of being able 
> to start innovative companies, grow them from nothing  to something and 
> then step aside when the moment (and the number) is  right. 

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