Garbage Collection in a technology startup

Garbage collection (GC) is a form of automatic memory management. The garbage collector, or justcollector, attempts to reclaim garbage, or memory occupied by objects that are no longer in use by the program. Thats garbage collection from Jimmypedia. When you dont do enough garbage collection in a program you can end up with Stack Overflow.

Tech Startups have garbage collections too. A garbage collector looks only for garbage. In the edges, on the floor, below the carpet, under ths stairs. In meetings, in team discussions, in stock options, in business plans, in cash burn projections. These are negative anti social emotionally dysfunctional people. Their over abundant IQ (Intelligence Quotient)is balanced by their teenager like EQ ( Emotional Quotient). To balance the cyncial Einstein, you generally need a shiny eyed startup founder who has dreams of ringing the NASDAQ bell every night.

Tech Startups also have unicorn catterpillars. These are people who think they will shed their legs, wrap them in a silky cocoon and become unicorn butterfliess with wings. The shiny eyed founder can become an unicorn butterfly very fast, till the garbage is collected from the cocoon and the oyster returns to being an oyster than turning into a pearl.

Tech Startups have over caffienated engineers and under caffienated salesmen. I wonder how the industry would react if they introduce mandatory drug testing for startups. Maybe we will all migrate to Canada under a Treudian utopia of hemp and grass.


Author: Ajay Ohri

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