Pitching in today at a hot startup; the scenario is classic, check the picture: wires draped over the walls, O’Reilly books on the tables, Doc Searls in the back room.
That space heater hanging from the ceiling isn’t there for decoration, the place was damn cold in the morning. Mind you, sitting right under it with your laptop isn’t recommended, you can cook your computer that way.
This, right here, is what the creative edge of the Internet business looks like. You can’t buy the feeling, and the real heat is coming from the people not that box up there.