Wanted. Men for hazardous journey.
Low wages. Bitter cold.
Long hours of complete darkness.
Safe return doubtful.
Honor and recognition in the event of success.
At least he was honest. That description applies equally well to startup life in Seattle, but I didn't see any mention of it in Bezos' email. ;-)
The wages are pretty good. Our locally produced Voyager gin is making me feel pretty toasty right now. iPhone+Rails contracting work around here is prevalent enough that it just paid for my Xmas trip to Maui... And, most importantly, we're past the Winter Solstice. Next stop: 17 hours of sunlight in late June!
Anyways, it's my one week off, so I should get back to not reading HN.