Whether it is the burgeoning economy or the backlash against the tech industry, national outlets are paying close attention to what’s happening in San Francisco. The latest piece is a perspective from an UC Berkeley professor who says the Mission is on its way to becoming a techie theme park.
“Techie” used to suggest a computer whiz with no social skills, now it suggests one with no social conscience.
That hermetic subculture seemed to find its natural home in Silicon Valley, where it could flourish in industrious seclusion from the rest of the world. You could get lunch, a workout and a massage without leaving the corporate campus, then drive home at one in the morning without ever encountering anybody so different from you that they didn’t also know that “hacker” could be a positive term.