Male C. Pig a.k.a. Svinopolist (piggymouse) wrote,
Male C. Pig a.k.a. Svinopolist
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[quote,personal] Graham on silicon geography

Грэм конечно 2здюк и клоун, но иногда он звонит очень складно. Последний эсцей "How To Be Silicon Valley" читается очень живенько (на самом деле, это не эсцей, а пол-спича, а вторая половина будет на днях).

В частности, Грэм вербализовал причину, по которой я сходу не залюбил Нью-Йорк и сходу же залюбил Сан-Франциско.

[New York is] the kind of place where your mind may be excited, but your body knows it's having a bad time. People don't so much enjoy living there as endure it for the sake of the excitement. And if you like certain kinds of excitement, New York is incomparable. It's a hub of glamour, a magnet for all the shorter half-life isotopes of style and fame.

Nerds don't care about glamour, so to them the appeal of New York is a mystery. People who like New York will pay a fortune for a small, dark, noisy apartment in order to live in a town where the cool people are really cool. A nerd looks at that deal and sees only: pay a fortune for a small, dark, noisy apartment.

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