Well I agree with the not being a dick part.. but why shit on jobs man? I think if you possess a talent akin to jobs, being a dick is justifiable. Great things have never always been achieved by nice guys.. if there were the case, we’d have Silicon Valley in a monastery.
The jail time might not be worth it for her. It’s also a good lesson that hi tech and biotech don’t necessarily have the same path. If you screw up a desktop PC people get mad but if you screw up a medical test people could die.
Buttnpushr, please, you need an open mind. Stop for a minute and please understand machines and people are two different entities. From there research vs. development are two different processes . A medical test is quite normally part of research, so bringing down the server is not an option. In a medical test, bringing down the server is akin to killing somebody. You could give somebody the wrong dose of a medicine, forget to check specific allergies, or miss lodging the results of a crucial pre-test that impacts the drug combination. I'm by no means a physician, but these are just examples of how going too fast for a medical test can be deadly as opposed to say crashing the server (which can be rebooted easily enough). I hope this wasn't condescending, please do not take it that way. Just trying to help you understand what the guy above is referring to.
I understood buttnpushr’s sarcasm. Theranos is a great lesson that in order to run a company like that you need years and years of accumulated knowledge that you don’t get by dropping out of Stanford after one year.