I tried to share this discussion the fancy Kinja way, but it wouldn't let me write an intro, and I thought it needed a little context. It's a hilarious (to me) back-and-forth between spelling nazis and techies. Brother is pitted against brother. Kafka's Metamorphosis gets some love. I thought it was all just glorious.
BUT, the most important part comes in the second comment: if a startup ever offers you equity, get it in writing. A gentleman's agreement is not enough - it's not a game of polo and a spot of tea. It's business, and I've seen too many people get screwed over.
Anyway. Nerds!! <3 <3 <3