Thursday, May 12, 2005

Hiring is Obsolete

Paul Graham says hiring is obsolete and undergraduates are undervalued.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.