Many startups dream of getting purchased by the big companies like Yahoo and AOL. They will be around FOREVER!
If your startup gets purchased for a few billion or a few million, just cash out immediately, so even if the acquirer's stock goes to 0 in a few years, you already have money in the bank.
it will wipe out any unsaved changes
I'm curious, what applications are you using which don't have some sort of auto save feature?
If they ask your salary history, then ask the salary history of people who have held the position and the salaries of everyone at the table.
I was interviewed by an anonymous panel of which one guy wanted to introduce himself until he remembered the interviewers were to remain anonymous. I asked if I could remain anonymous also. I didn't get the job.
Well yeah, they wanted to give you the job, but they couldn't since you were anonymous.
Perfection is acheived only on the point of collapse. - C. N. Parkinson