You Know You Live in Silicon Valley When..
You make 100,000 a year, yet still can't find a place to live.
Would starve if it weren't for Trader Joe's frozen dinners.
Your commute time is 45 minutes and you live 8 miles away from work.
Two-thirds of the people you know are from Boston or New York, but you are living in PST.
Know vast differences difference between Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Cantonese, and Korean food.
Your home computer contains mostly hardware/software that is not on the consumer market yet.
Go to The City on weekends but don't live there because you like your car.
Think that "I'm going to Fry's" is an acceptable excuse to leave the office for a while, and your boss does too.
Lost your alarm clock. You'll get to work when you get there.
Go to an industrial-heavy-metal bar and see two guys get into a fight over what flavor of UNIX is better.
Own more than 10 articles of clothing that has hardware/software companies printed on them. Bonus for
You know where Woz Way, Resistor Ave, and Floppy Dr are located.
On your drive to work you're amazed by the mysterious 'phantom mountains' outlines.. Are they there or aren't they? Only the
smog knows for sure!
You know 280 North runs west, and 680 N runs East.
Even though Microsoft employs quite a few programmers in the Bay Area, they only work on Powerpoint, and the
company is still the embodiment of Satan. Even if their stock IS worth more than yours.
You see a billboard that says "FPGA2ASIC" and aren't fazed.
When you need the updated Diamond Monster 3D drivers, you just walk across the street.
You have more bandwidth in your apartment or condo than most major universities.
You scan yard sales for back issues of "Dr. Dobbs."
Your favorite computer reseller speaks only Cantonese.
Your workplace vending machines dispense "100% natural twig-bars" right next to Jolt cola and Instant Espresso mix.
No one brings radios in to work - they just use RealAudio and listen to the dj.com, rebelradio.com, or other
Back to the bookstore.
Back to my page.