Gigglebit: start-up guys (video)

19 Sep 2014

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? What candidate has the best IT skills for this job, and what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today we look at some of the hubris that can accompany start-up culture. While this is not reflective of the hard work and sacrifice of genuine entrepreneurs who know how much hard work goes into building a business, it does poke fun at the “brogrammer” culture that has emerged as well as the misuse of tech jargon and trends in a bid to become the next big thing.


John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years