Remedies For Silicon Valleys Malaise
It's gotten so gloomy around silicon valley that even I, usually full of mirth, am starting to get depressed.Its gotten so gloomy around silicon valley that even I, usually full of mirth, am starting to get depressed. Even the road ragers look melancholy as they cut off unsuspecting tourists. Boohoo. This case of manic despair has been incubating for months, and its hard to feel sorry for anyone. Theres a way to relieve our depression, though, and it has nothing to do with Pfizers Zoloft medication. It involves getting rid of the clutter thats blurred our vision. Here, then, is my prescription for curing the Silicon Valley flu. Start with cell phones. Ban them: They make people misbehave. It happens while theyre driving, in restaurants, and in the presence of friends and family. Cell phones wont get interesting for three yearsafter the 3G specs are ironed out and companies that wasted money buying spectrum space recoup enough cash to build some infrastructure.
Dump those PDAs but not all of themjust the ones that people think make them more organized. People are wasting brain cells trying to enter data into the stupid things just because they feel powerful with 1980s-style processing power in their shirt pockets. PDAs wont get interesting until cell phones do and, of course, by then theyll be interchangeable.