On any given Monday, a half a million new startups come into the world -- tiny, brand-new companies, sometimes operating out of a garage. Most of them have about as much funding as the CEO/CFO/janitor can ring up on the MasterCard. A few will grow into successful enterprises -- most will die within a year -- but once in a while one comes along that behaves so oddly under the spotlight of publicity that you start to wonder whether it's business, a scam or a flat-out hoax. I'm talking about Psystar.