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From the N-gate proprietor

> these are people who spend their lives trying to identify all the ways they can extract money from others without quite going to jail

I don't think this individual understands how diverse this community is. I was a teacher when I started reading HN, and now work in the charitable sector (albeit tech centered).

I know musicians, educators, academic scientists and historians that read and participate here. We're not all founding or working for startups.

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