An ode to a startup, and what it’s like to be inside, shoveling.

One month before our web site went live, and about 10 months before we went bankrupt, one of my co-workers at Cymerc sent this around:

You ever feel like you are in the engine room of a submarine?
And you are shoveling coal into the engine.
And building the ship at the same time.
You are not sure where you are going.
And you haven’t seen the sun for some time.
But you are pretty sure someone is steering
Because you haven’t hit anything yet?

I still love it!

(Note: I don’t know if it’s original, but I’ll credit it to Clark Weber until I hear differently.)