Paul Graham says hiring is obsolete and undergraduates are undervalued. They should start companies instead.
But what if you were like me in your early 20s -- a liberal arts major with a family? I think I made the right choices in life. At the end of the 1980s, journalism was interesting, broadening and basically unlimited. You have to wonder, though: If I put as much work into a business pursuit as I did into reporting and editing, would I have been richer? Probably. The one talent I have had over the years is spotting the cool stuff fairly early on. I was running a Web site on Linux in 1993, for example. Would I have been happier? Not likely.