This blog started out as a chronicle of the shift in tech startup activity from suburban Silicon Valley to urban San Francisco and it was thus called SF is SV.
Starting today though, it is reborn as Silicon City
The rebranding comes at a moment where this blog aims to expand its depth and scope. We live in an interesting time. Mainstream culture is being subsumed by technology culture; it's difficult to tell the two apart anymore. Technology captures the zeitgeist of our time. At the same moment, there's never been more people living in dense urban areas, and that trend will only accelerate.
These two developments are not isolated. The creation of new technologies will without doubt inspire and be inspired by urbanization. As this unfolds around the world, it would be ignorant to focus solely on the San Francisco Bay Area, though the region will continue to be the guiding lights of the movement.
For posterity, here's the old description of this blog:
San Francisco is supplanting the Santa Clara Valley's dominance of the tech industry. This has repercussions for everyone: entrepreneurs, investors, startups, rank-and-file tech workers, real estate professionals, and any other stakeholders. This blog explores that theme.
Silicon Valley, named after the Santa Clara Valley that sculpts the southern half of San Francisco Bay, is the birthplace of the Information Age and home of modern venture capital. For decades, it's been the capital of startup formation and maturation. Till now... when the city perched at the tip of the San Francisco peninsula reemerges to steal the spotlight. Is it just a fad? Is the trend likely to reverse itself? What's it like being in the tech industry in the 'new' Silicon Valley? This blog will tackle these questions and more.