This is turning into a ridiculously busy week. It doesn't look like I'll get to do any real blogging till the weekend. So in the meantime, I thought I'd send you over to my friend Jim's comic. I met Jim Massey during my brief adventure in tech start-up land. He started his strip Death Takes a Holiday about the same time as the layoffs began. Before I could ask if there was any significance to the timing, I was gone. Death and start-ups are like that. If you like the strip, go to Next Comics and read them all, then go buy his book when it comes out next fall. If you don't like the strip, go to Next Comics and click through them all while doing a crossword puzzle; we can all use some padding on our pageview numbers.