The Internet Startup Song – Parody of Baz Luhrmann’s “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”


The internet startup song and 100 Y Combinator company logos. www.appappeal.com THE INTERNET STARTUP SONG LYRICS: Entrepreneurs of the class of 2009… launch a startup. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, startups would be IT. The long term impact of startups has been proven by analysts, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering and thus far shortlived experience. I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of simple HTML. Never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of simple HTML until the web has been completely eaten by Flash and AJAX. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at your site in the Internet Archive and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay in simplicity and how fabulous your site really looked. Your app is not as lightweight as you imagine. Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to code PHP by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles with your servers are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4am on some idle Tuesday. Add one feature every day that scares you. Tweet. Don’t be reckless with other people’s data, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Tag. Don’t waste your time jealous of other people’s traffic spikes; sometimes you’re TechCrunched, sometimes you’re not. The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself. Remember

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