And people seem surprised when I say I won’t move back to the Valley

Silicon valley has some very mystical appeal in our geek culture.

But it comes with a very severe cost, as Niall Kennedy points out in this post.

How bad is the Bay Area/Silicon Valley? Well, with a lousy school system and decrepit infrastructure added into the mix of a generally higher cost of living, I would require a 75% – 100% increase in base salary to even CONSIDER the Bay Area again.

It’s the INTERNET people! You can work ANYWHERE!

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