I lived in San Francisco from 1990 t0 1998 which spanned the pre-Internet industry days to the heights of dot com mania.
Amazingly, since I moved back east, I’ve only been back twice, both times with a heavy work schedule that precluded fun and games.
Now I’m back for a visit and the third time is a charm…
The weather has been absolutely glorious and I’ve been having such a good time, it’s hard to go home.
- Went to a party at Google’s headquarters
- Met Internet hero Eytan Elbaz (developer of AdSense)
- Went to a Warriors game with old friend Ed Niehaus (PR guy for Yahoo from 1994 to 2000 and the person Steve Job turned to when he dreamed of turning Apple around in the late 1990s.)
As global as the Internet is, Northern California is still the center of the universe as far as the Internet industry is concerned.
Just driving up Route 101 and reading the billboards is an education. The local newspaper calls its business section TECHNOLOGY and Business. This has got to be the most “wired”- minded place on earth.
If you’re in the Internet biz and have never taken a vaction to San Francisco, do it. The weather is surprisingly mild in the winter, hotel rates are low, and you’ll inhale more Internet business ideas in a week than you might encounter all year at home
– Ken McCarthy
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