THE English have Silicon Fen and Silicon Roundabout, the Scots have Silicon Glen. Berlin boasts Silicon Allee, New York Silicon Alley. But the brain of the tech world is the ecosystem in and around San Francisco.
A bunch of us - Sara, Ellen, Sabrina, Kat, Joanne, Angelina, Jessica, Jennifer, Divya - have been thinking about what this means for us.
I am a novice web developer,I spent 34 months in Lansing penitentiary. (Note that jail is nothing like prison/penitentiary)First of all it doesn't matter if you are a geek, many people there are very intelligent, and spend time in the library studying law, as well as others get education and many go to trade school, and get degrees is certain fields that are available.
The tech industry's spirit of good will seems to have gone by the wayside, perhaps overshadowed by a chase for power and wealth.
San Francisco! It's the worst. The weather, the people, the cyclists, the dreary architecture and glum landscape... just ugh--why would any sane person want to live in this urine-scented homeless wasteland? Without the skrillions of available venture funding dollars and generous tech tax breaks, it's obvious San Franawful would drift off into an ocean of irrelevance.At least,
Edward Snowden faced quite a dilemma in exposing secrets of the N.S.A. But he also executed a devastating betrayal that it seems he hasn't recognized.
Fund me, I'm useless. ONE OF THE few bright spots on the blighted economic landscape of the past few years has been the emergence of a new, efficient method for the procurement of capital. Crowdfunding, as it's called, allows would-be artists or entrepreneurs to put out a plea for seed money; only if their goal amount is raised do they actually get the cash in hand. The pinup girl for the mov...
Not saying that it won't happen, or that it can't happen, just that it hasn't happened yet, so if a young looking blond TechCruncher in a pushup bra friends you on Facebook, beware. "TechCrunch employee" Rani Girard is apparently going around friending guys in the tech community for well, reason