Good morning, All, and speaking of New York, anyone who knows me knows that I’ve always detested the name ‘Silicon Alley.’ Silicon Valley was so designated because there were suddenly chip manufacturers where no real industry existed before. New York has always been a center for business and an alley is a place wherein resides – dumpsters. Silicon Alley? WHY would an industry in one of the greatest cities in the world suddenly want to be called THAT?
I will never forgive Mark Stahlman for having saddled us with the term, but I do want to thank Therese Poletti for her piece in the WSJ last week, “New York’s Tech Start-Up Scene Comes of Age (Just stop calling it ‘Silicon Alley’)” http://bit.ly/cRUrGE. I’ll fess up: I was quoted. Ms. Poletti was writing about how investment money was suddenly flowing into Silicon Alley and I asked her to please stop calling it that. It’s New York and we did name it twice, in case you didn’t hear the first time. I thank her for setting the record straight.
Ok, I’m fine now. Back to our regularly scheduled program: