Finally finished the Wired article @sfdragonboy shared:
It's a good read. This passage sums up my feeling pretty well:
“EVERYBODY ALWAYS TALKS about how they want to re-create the Valley, right?” Jim Deters, CEO of Galvanize, tells me one afternoon. “You can’t. You know, it’s so funny, ‘Silicon Mountains’ and ‘Silicon Plains.’ Shut the fuck up. It’s so stupid, because you can’t, you can’t re-create it. The density, the energy, the amount of capital, the amount of entrepreneurs. There’s nothing like it on earth. Right? I mean, it is the epicenter.”
Right. STFU. We are it. Look at how much we dominate and it's not even funny.
I am surprised to see LA doing so well. It's just a bit behind NYC but way ahead of Seattle and Boston. I still maintain Austin is no tech hub. If it's a tech hub so is everybody else like DC.
Bay Area's network effect is strong and getting stronger. We have the best talents and VC's, so we have the best tech companies, which ensures the talents and money comes in. Self reinforcing loop.