Bi-Coastal Blogging

I am blogging today from a vantage point in Santa Clara, CA where I can see the incredible economic engine of Silicon Valley spread out in front of me.

It is spring here and the normally camel-colored hills are pale green. It has been a year since I last inhaled this warm dry air with its tangy aftertaste of smog and money. The energy level may have abated a bit, since traffic sems to be lighter, but there is still the sense of a society totally immersed and driven by technology.

This isn’t the conspicuous consumption of consumer technology, like pagers, cellphones and instant messages, which we see in every city. There is a subtle difference here which shows up as men and women operating laptops and wireless comunication devices in every hotel lobby, coffee shop, carwash, whever they can find a place from which to communicate.

There is so much electromagnetic radiation flying around that some people could probably pick up the news or random emails on their fillings.

I am out here with Gretchen. She is here on business and I am here to provide her with company and amusement on this long business trip.

I am going off to explore Santa Cruz with an old friend while Gretchen attends meetings. I will have another report later today.

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0 Responses to Bi-Coastal Blogging

  1. Rhesa says:

    Have fun. =) It’s pretty warm around the Bay today.

  2. David says:

    I noticed. We drove over the mountains to Soquel Capitola, ate at Gayle’s Bakery, and strolled the beach. Absolutely great weather.

    I wish I could bring a little of it home. We are expecting more snow in VA.

  3. Rhesa says:

    Can we trade, then? I’d prefer fog or snow any day over too-warm weather!

  4. Carrie says:

    I am entirely jealous!!!!!! Are you taking photos while you’re out there?

  5. News says:

    Nice blog, you just earned my bookmark. 😉

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