There was a remote chance that I could’ve been there. Sometime in early 2000 I went to a summer job fair in UIUC, looking for an internship that’d help to pay J’s coming tuition in the accounting program. I remember stopping at PayPal’s booth, and indeed they described their product as money beamer between Palm Pilots, Max Levchin’s original idea. I thought that was pretty lame, and I wanted to find an audio-related job.
I got what I wanted for intern, and later for full time. And now I happily use YouTube, LinkedIn, and Slide as billions of people. All is well.