Hollywood For Techees
a: Northern california ~
b: Hollywood for the computer world
What: "Northern California is like Hollywood for the computer world. Everything in technology, social media, computer parts, or web 2.0 somehow ties back to this area. The two hottest cell phones on the market were developed in adjacent towns. The only social networking tool that has its own biography AND major motion picture is now headquartered only one town over from there. "
Date: May 5 2012 12:30 AM
Northern California Culture
a: Northern California Culture is becoming ~
b: the Culture portrayed in Ecotopia
What: This book portrays the succession of Northern California, Oregon and Washington into a single sovereign state based on sound ecological principles.
Some of the key features are bicycle transportation, mag-lev trains and government of Lesbian Druids. I must say, that the book was enjoyable, but the political subtext in the novel should be abhorrent to any freethinking American. In short Callenbach is advocating lesbionic totalitarianism based on a protecting the natural world. This is not protecting other human beings, it means protecting nature itself, as if it were a citizen with rights. It doesn't say anything in the US Constitution about the natural world having Rights. If you look at the environmental movement in the past 30/40 years, that has been the driving premise. It a horrid conflation of natural based religion mixed with left wing progression politics.
As this is written,
there is a freakish sense of the feminine that has pervaded this area,The Bay Area, since I've lived here. Who knows how this will play out in the future.
Date: Oct 22 2010 9:25 AM
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