STARTUPS: Silicon Valley is an inspirational place. It has inspired startups to set up shop there; it has inspired the creation of an entire ecosystem of tech media brands; it has inspired other locations around the world to look on with envy. But that envy is turning sour. Read more on Anil Dash blog.
There has recently been a lot of hand-wringing from techies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
They say "why are we so hated?", now that there's been a more vocal contingent of people being critical of their lack of civic responsibility.
Is it true that corruption and NIMBYism have kept affordable housing from being built? Sure. Is it true that members of the tech industry do contribute tax dollars to the city? Absolutely.
But does that mean techies have done enough? Nope.
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