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Michael Arrington: There’s No Crying In Startups!

THIS IS NOT PART OF HISTORY!

Michael Arrington has something to say to all the people speaking out about hardships in startup life. In short: Suck it up and keep coding.

In Uncrunched yesterday, the lawyer blogger venture capitalist seem to take personal offense to recent headlines about how pattern recognition can keep African-Americans out of the VC old boys club and employee pushback against harsh expectations at startups like Zynga.

In the wake of the apparent suicide of 22-year-old Diaspora co-founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy and the discussion about secretive struggles with depression that triggered, Mr. Arrington’s missive struck a tonedeaf note. But his retort is even odder. Read More