Interesting that Adam named his healthcare proposal after the Jonathan Swift piece that (in)famously promotes eating your own young...
Gotta love satire in the healthcare startup sphere. Yes, we have developed a rather unique and virulent strain of 'humor' and an unfortunate leaning toward the satirical and facetous.
Try working in our sector for a few years and the gallows humor makes more sense.
Health 2.0 startups do sometimes exhibit carnivorous (and cannibalistic) tendencies, especially if you're viewing them from the inside.
From Swift's "A Modest Proposal"
"”I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled ...”
Speaking of eating your young - Keas, Adam Bosworth's health concern - is hiring.
Amazing what you can learn about a company from the job ads...
"Computer Jobs Blog » Blog Archive » Job: KEAS medical SW firm in SF seeks Java Web Site Development Engineer"
So why do I stay in the industry?
"I profess, in the sincerity of my heart, that I have not the least personal interest in endeavoring to promote this necessary work, having no other motive than the public good of my country, by advancing our trade, providing for infants, relieving the poor, and giving some pleasure to the rich."
Thanks Jonathan. Couldn't have said it better myself.