*Note: This blog post was published on Tech Vibes, November 17, 2011 & StartupNorth, November 18, 2011
This article hits home for me on many levels, it speaks about the passing away of Diaspora's co-founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy due to unknown reasons, however highly associated with the pressures of startup life. As a follow up to my post "The Start Up Girlfriend", it is clear that startup culture becomes a lifestyle. It is not a 9-5 job with the ability to turn yourself into "off" mode. Do people actually get that? Startup mode is always on. It's fuelled primarily by passion and for those of us who find ourselves working on things we are passionate about, time is not a factor. But as this taboo topic poses, where is the fine line between madness and sanity? Is the line so far away that it's a dot?