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The Silicon Jungle by Shumeet Baluja

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-AN UNDERSTATEMENT-

June 1, 2009. Start of Intern Season.

Stephen didn’t mind the extra few minutes in the car. Today was the first official day of his internship. He knew enough about himself to recognize that once he started at Ubatoo, he would not be able to avoid, even if he wanted to, the irresistible ease of falling back into his old habits: no sleep, too much caffeine, and a complete lack, and even disdain, of “balance.” He would happily neglect everything else in his life for his work. He had done it before in college, in grad school, in his old company, and now he would unquestionably do it again.

Since Ubatoo’s party, Molly and Stephen had managed to spend at least several hours together every day. They could often be found sitting ...

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