silicon valley map

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The lovely Rebecca MacKinnon suggested that I draw a Silicon-Valley-centric map of the world, a-la the old New Yorker cartoons by Saul Steinberg.
Here you go, Rebecca. Thanks for the idea!
[UPDATE:] Les was not pleased. Les left a comment below:

There are more than rednecks in the Midwest, just as there are more than gays in the bay area. I live in small town midwest. I live on a lake, I can see lots of beautiful trees out my windows. I have a six mile, 15 min commute to a job in a high tech medical device company. My job takes me many places all over the world. Perhaps if you actually knew about the midwest you wouldn’t be quite so dismissive.

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