Gigglebit: The key to success with start-ups

2 Oct 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? Which 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.

Having just returned for its 18th season, South Park, in its usual fashion, is not one to pull any punches on topical comedy and in its season opener pointed its satire directly at the world of start-ups.

Seemingly from the viewpoint of Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny, the world of start-ups is nothing more than a process of doing nothing but coming up with an appealing name.

But they have created their four-point plan to success …

Guy with start-up notepad image via Shutterstock

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic