In this recent post about a nice, huge house in Hawaii that’s the same price as a small house with metal bars on the door in Sunnyvale, a commenter wrote this:
If the Bay Area sucks so bad, then why do you live there?
That’s a fair question. Here’s what I wrote:
I followed up with a more serious remark. But I just noticed that I wasn’t the only person who made this joke about Fry’s – this is why the famous Dave Winer had to say:
Scripting News: 1/13/2007
Fry’s is the closest we come to culture here in the Bay Area
And here’s what Time magazine’s Stephen Levy had to say about the world famous Cupertino:
Apple’s New Calling: The iPhone — Tuesday, Jan. 09, 2007 — Page 1 — TIME
If you’ve ever wondered how it works, this is how it works: I don’t call Steve, Steve calls me. Or more accurately, someone in Steve Jobs’s office calls someone in my office—someone at a much higher pay grade —to say that he has something cool. I then fly to the metastasized strip mall called Cupertino, Calif., where Apple lives…
Let’s face it – at the end of the day, the Bay Area (save for SF) is just a giant suburb. And suburbs are suburbs. What’s interesting is that I remember when I first visited Cupertino as a teen – it really didn’t look as sprawly and strip-mally as it did today. What happened!