Chapter 3 Your Idea Sucks—How would you know?

“So, wait, all it does is help you get free beer?” Ryan asked, while staring at me dumbfounded.

“Well, yeah, I mean that’s basically it. It’s artificial intelligence that helps you find free beer,” I replied.

“And that’s it, then?”

“Yep. Well, we could do more in the future someday—maybe help people find free food or something,” I said.

“That’s it?”


We sat there in silence for a long moment. We were eating burgers at one of our favorite meet up spots for lunch in north Austin. Mighty Fine Burgers do in fact have some very fine burgers. I heard the final slurp of Ryan’s chocolate shake as he continued to say nothing.

“Well, what do you think?” I asked impatiently, knowing our lunch hour was ...

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