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  • Parked outside of a diner in Woodside, California: He had enough fuel to be on the road for several days. enough gas to start a large fire. Maybe he was escaping or perhaps he was hiding something. He was hungry and wanted a hamburger.

    The diner is clad with layers of kitschy artifacts. It's called "Buck's of Woodside", where many venture capitalists and entrepreneurs go. Steve has never been though, because the owner used to work for him and it didn't quite work out. Larry and Sergey have been. Hotmail was founded there.

    He was probably a future CEO. or a disgruntled upstart. or the short-order cook. He's likely a gambler, as most people in the Valley are that use equity as table stakes, and he's going all-in...
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