RougeFemme writes "This is a fascinating story about a man who sold shares in himself, primarily to fund his start-up ideas. He ran into the same issues that companies run into when taking on corporate funding — except that in his case, the decisions made by his shareholders bled over into his personal life. This incuded his relationship with his now ex-girlfriend, who became a shareholder activist over the issue of whether or not he should have a vasectomy. The experiment continues." The perils of selling yourself to your friends.
To all of those who are bemoaning the hiring of less costly non-American workers over USAers: unless you have an actual argument that involves value to the company and not just an appeal to nationalism you're not going to have any luck. Question: what gives the most value to a company: US citz or foreign hires? If the latter: then you're just asking for corporate funded welfare. If the former (as some have intimated): then where's the data? Lots of people (many actually quite smart) look at these issues. Where's the data that older or domestic hires give more value for the companies dollar? (And no: whether or not CEO's, etc. are overpaid isn't relevant. Even if they are, paying them less wouldn't change the value difference between a foreign or domestic hire. My opinion: hire as many foreigners as companies want, *but* give them an easy route to full citizenship. This country is made stronger by bringing in bright and hard working citizens. I'm happy to invite them here.)
Sounds... like the same things we've been doing with designer viruses for decades. Unless they've got additional material they've developed to facilitate direct transmission of DNA from one cell to another or mastered a process whereby continual production can be done without threat to the host or in a manner that can be easily extinguished I don't see what it is that they've added other than a term "Bi-Fi" (which is a cute term, I admit). Not knocking on the idea, it's just not clear what's new about it.
Let's not forget Mathematica (my personal favorite) and Lab View (used for programming National Instruments cards, but soms people start using it as a general programming language because that's what they know -- visual interface, more like circuit design, quite interesting actually).