Step 1: Go to Menlo Park. Find a tree.
Step 2: Shake the tree. A venture capitalist will fall out.
Step 3: Before the venture capitalist regains its wits, recite the following incantation:
"Internet! Electronic Commerce! Distributed Enterprise-Enabled Applications! Java!"
Step 4: The venture capitalist will give you four million dollars.
Step 5: In 18 months, go public.
Step 6: After you receive your cheque, go back to Menlo Park.
Step 7: Find a tree.
Step 8: Climb it.
Step 9: Wait.
Note - written by Laura Lemay for the New York Times in 1996 - ed.]
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