Often, when writing for AppScout.com I end up researching new websites. I did that tonight with a little write-up on “internshipIN.com.” It’s a cool concept–a matchmaker for interns and internships.
Since I’m usually writing these posts based on what’s on a particular site (and without actually speaking to the site’s participants) I sometimes skulk around trying to follow links and Google hints to read more about the company and its principals.
In a less enlightened time we’d call this stalking. I’m an excellent on-line stalker.
For the last hour I’ve been checking out Arielle, Andy and Jessica, internshipIN’s founders. OK-mostly Arielle and Jessica. Andy’s a little more difficult to find on the old Interweb. They are all U.C. Berkeley undergrads.
I have spent this hour being envious and then jealous of their youth. Everything is still ahead of them.
Whether this website is their big break or not is inconsequential. They’re throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks. That is a luxury bestowed upon the young and slowly removed as we mature and become more conservative, entrenched and fearful.
There comes a point when you realize youth only comes once. Crap. That sucks. I’d be so good at being young again right now.