Skip to comments.Move Silicon Valley to Cleveland
Posted on 12/19/2013 9:21:14 PM PST by Lexinom
San Francisco is a great American city. And Google is a great American company. But the two are having some trouble getting along. Last week, anti-eviction protestors surrounded one of Googles private shuttle buses, which transport employees from their urban homes to the companys suburban campus, and staged a phony incident in which an alleged Googler unleashed his contempt for the citys lower orders. Then, just in time for the backlash to the anti-Google backlash, prominent local startup CEO Greg Gopman delivered the real deal in the form of a Facebook rant decrying the San Francisco poor as, in essence, uppity. In other cities, Gopman wrote, the lower part of society keep to themselves and realize its a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests.
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Des Moines or Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Omaha, Nebraska, Denton, Texas or Oklahoma City are my suggestions instead.
the lower part of society keep to themselves and realize its a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests.
Man how these ultra-libs drop the facade.
I would love it moving to my beloved hometown
Come on down to san Luis Obispo!!!!
It’s not just the location.
What California has in terms of the magnitude of its innovating culture is largely absent elsewhere in the US. The north-east is perhaps a close second. Some parts of Texas and Washington, yes. It’s what’s keeping the wasteful state afloat in spite of it’s grossly inefficient government.
Ehrmmm... actually, no it is not. What with touting itself as a 'tolerant' and 'sanctuary' city, and with the hordes of homeless panhandling, assaulting, sleeping, and defecating in every public area to such an extent that most of the tourist industry is warning people about how much of the city is unsafe, it becomes more and more like Mombasa, Kenya or a third-world country every day.
Except that even Mombasa would never put up with homeless panhandlers bothering the tourist trade while being coddled by the city as Frisco does.
And Google is a great American company.
Anyone who would equate a ChiCom -supporting pantywaist company as somehow 'great', lost all credibility right there.
Oh wait. It's 'Slate'. Should have known...
Look folks... why do you think Silicon Valley is in the west? The best and the brightest move west.... Things happen in the west.... Here in California there is a sense that this is where great things are created.... I mean people that are innovators want to live in a place that is beautiful, Weather great, and innovators and important people gather around other innovative people.... you know what doesnt ever come up???? “Let’s go to Cleveland”
I found the title... provocative - doubtless the intended effect.
San Francisco is an awful place: high taxes, arrogant people with a chip on their shoulders because they're not millionaires, endemic socialism/communistic tendencies...
Without question. And those paying attention understand it's been that way for many decades now, in spite of punitive state government, as you mentioned. With some luck, the governemnt will eventually just collapse into bankruptcy due to those inefficiencies.
CEO Greg Gopman delivered the real deal>>>
The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it’s a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests. And that’s okay.
In downtown SF the degenerates gather like hyenas, spit, urinate, taunt you, sell drugs, get rowdy, they act like they own the center of the city. Like it’s their place of leisure... In actuality it’s the business district for one of the wealthiest cities in the USA. It a disgrace. I don’t even feel safe walking down the sidewalk without planning out my walking path.
You can preach compassion, equality, and be the biggest lover in the world, but there is an area of town for degenerates and an area of town for the working class. There is nothing positive gained from having them so close to us. It’s a burden and a liability having them so close to us. Believe me, if they added the smallest iota of value I’d consider thinking different, but the crazy toothless lady who kicks everyone that gets too close to her cardboard box hasn’t made anyone’s life better in a while.
If I didn’t know who the writer is, I would think that he is a complete moron. I’m still right either way.
Its time for federal authorities to step in and move the show someplace else. Cleveland, say.FEDERAL AUTHORITIES? Are these people insane?
Sorry I haven’t seen more out of California regarding innnovation then I have out of Texas and other oil states (drilling tech), Wisconsin and Cleveland (Centers for US MR and CT tech), New York (financial), etc etc etc.
It just happens that they do more in the way of software. Is Cali more layed back - sure I guess - but that doesn’t translate to innovation. Innovation is 4 parts sweat and 1 part inspiration.
California is the source of 1/4th of patent applications filed, and they are not all software-related (as if software patents are trivial). There's a reason why many hardware / medical equipment companies maintain a large R&D presence in California at great expense, while they shift the low level manufacturing jobs to the South and East (South Carolina).
Patents which no longer relate to who invented it but who happened to file first with the recent changes. Not every innovation gets a patent because not everyone is worried about protecting through patent or willing to share information that can then be copied.
You obviously missed my point anyway - Cali ain’t any more special than any other state.
As a consultant widely connected to companies in the US and elsewhere worldwide, many of which have large R&D facilities in California only because other locations are not as productive innovation-wise, I think I know what I’m talking about.
I saw no evidence of a lack of comprehension.
Cali aint any more special than any other state.
"Special" is ambiguous. Hawaii, for example, has better volcanoes. The criterion here is innovation, for which there is not a close second to California by any metric. Not all of those "innovations" are desirable, but they exist nevertheless.
I caught that, too. Disturbing, is it not, how so many think, “they” should do this or that = the gubmint...
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