Quote of the Day

Usually
the way startups die is that they launch something, users ignore it,
investors are lukewarm, and they get demoralized and give up. Sometimes
there are other forces encouraging them to give up, like the pull of
school, or the push of founder conflicts.

It’s
normal for users not to like what you first launch with, and for
investors to be lukewarm. (Investors are basically permanently
lukewarm.) So the groups who give up usually are looking at about the
same information as other groups who keep going and succeed. Most of
the time it comes down to whether they see the glass as half full or
half empty.”

–.Paul Graham, writing at Hacker News, in the comments