Silicon Valley: It’s not about the nerds anymore?
I am an avid…really avid reader of TechCrunch. Even when it started to get a little trite these past couple months…that aside, this latest post about Silicon Valley needing a downturn was perfect. The last thing I like to hear is some guy’s fire-and-brimstone opinion about bubble…cause at the end of the day they are really just hating on growth. Things are supposed to be uncomfortable in growth!!! But why I posted – I really like how Michael Arrington addresses the lack of innovation and appreciation of truly beautiful and genius products being developed by great minds. Silicon Valley is Hollywood now – now I’m from a far, far away land known as the Midwest, but its obvious even from this distance. It’s about funding and PR more than it is the next amazing idea – more than it is about totally nerding-out and doing wild new things. So yeah, this isn’t a ‘debbie downer’ post…I just think Mr. Arrington has some good points on why technology/innovation is supposed to be fun – not always super-Hollywood. ***Where are all the Steve Jobs like guys…tripping on acid, acting crazy in meetings, not wearing shoes?!