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Science, technology, startups, and suicide

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  • In places like the Silicon Valley where there were hi-tech startups since the, oh, 1939, when Mr. David Packard and Mr. William Hewlett first started their business.

    I and many others were in the Silicon Valley in the 70's, many more came in the 80's and 90's.

    Yes, there _were_ occassional suicides among the entrepreneurs, but that was rare.

    If there is a jump on the suicide rate on the current crop of startup entrepreneurs, the problem may be that those who commit suicide were not cut from the same fabric as

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