Replicating the Bay Area Boom

Apple wos8
Jul 10 18 Comments

The bay used to be primarily vineyards and orchards. At some point that all changed. What were the conditions that led the Bay specifically to boom from what it was into the high-tech capital of the world as we know it? Can this be replicated elsewhere, like middle America?

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  • Facebook QGhE38
    A great university in a cheap land
    Jul 10 6
    • Facebook QGhE38
      Maybe the good weather
      Jul 10
    • Western Digital vballs
      A great University? How about two? Founders of Apple, Sun, Intel, Marvel and SanDisk went to Cal.
      Jul 10
    • There are great universities other than Cal?
      Jul 10
    • LinkedIn cd-
      SJSU should be counted as great too as it supplied relatively cheap labor
      Jul 11
    • Facebook n00bi3
      Where do cafeteria, janitor, security guards come from? Need a crap school also nearby
      Jul 11
  • Intel gifkapa
    Putting together a bunch of borderline autistic white/Asian males who never had a girlfriend seems like the path to prosperity.
    Jul 10 0
  • Pinterest sasss
    It goes back to military investment in tech which led to Computers, mobile, internet. Good weather and two strong universities also helps.
    Jul 10 0
  • Apple tndvdh
    You simply need to reinvent something as important as the transistor. http://purcellconsult.com/the-birthplace-of-silicon-valley-hp-or-fairchild-semiconductors/
    Jul 10 1
    • Google 🐥 Law
      Thank you. Finally someone with the real answer!
      Jul 11
  • Cruise Automation cruise’in
    Honestly, a lot of this can be traced to geography. Why are bay area prices high? Because theres not enough land to go around. Why? Because we’re surrounded by water on three sides. Same deal with New York. Small amount of land = high prices. (Obviously this doesnt apply to places in the bum fuck of nowhere where just nobody wants to live)
    Jul 10 3
    • Intel gifkapa
      Detroit is also land restricted.
      Jul 10
    • Intuit GTO
      I don’t know what you’re talking about. There’s so much unused land on the peninsula
      Jul 10
    • Intel gifkapa
      My point is your theory is wrong that land restriction is a primary factor, with Detroit as the counter example where it is also heavily surrounded by water and has the lowest land values of any major metro.
      Jul 11
  • Microsoft / Data 🙈🙉🤷‍♀️w
    California lack of non-competes + Stanford/Berkeley + defense industry pouring money after the traitorous eight
    Jul 10 0
  • Nutanix GimV31
    Fairchild Semi and Bill Shockley. Shockley was a legendary a-hole, however smart. He didn’t solely invent the transistor btw.
    Jul 10 0
  • Intel gifkapa
    Arthur Rock and access to capital.
    Jul 11 0