Back in the days, a start-up was something different, something the society looked down, you know...a real challenge (which is why the society looked down). Today, the scenario is like as if its cool to run a Start-up (and fail).
X: "Hey dude, I run a startup..howz about you?"
Y: "Cool story bro..I runz one too..wanna be my co-founder?"
X: "sure thing bro...right away"
[now X can call himself a 'Serial Entrepreneur' because he sabotaged his old start-up for a new one]
What's wrong with creating a SaaS for $80/month and finding 500 users? $40k/month is more than so many of these clowns will ever make.
they need to keep their heads down and mouths shut. rant over = )
No love from your peers? Seriously, B2B is way undervalued around here...
You might want to look up the No True Scotsman fallacy.
Maybe he was also attacking the very lean startup people who only have an email collecting landing page, a funny or inflated title and a blog filled with lessons for entrepreneurs when they come from a geek subculture and you are correct. It seemed more like a perfect NTS because of the "bro" references. Reading it again, I could see either interpretation being correct.
I think it is great that startups are cool. We need more entrepreneurs, not less. Most people don't have a clue what they are doing with their first company (I sure as hell didn't). Fail, and you won't make the same mistakes again the second time around.