I used to live in NYC. Greatest public transportation in the world. Tons of different kinds of businesses. It was a good city to live near.
Now I live in San Mateo, Silicon Valley, California. I miss the great train systems. However, the profile of the companies here is very different. It’s technology Mecca. It is the center of the tech universe. Go to a restaurant and all you will hear is “Database, Linux, storage area network, programming, tech tech tech tech tech.” I have found my people.
Specifically, what I love about about Technology companies is that they are trying to solve problems by building something new. They are trying to create a system using technology that provides tangible value. It’s not like working for SONY where you are selling Ricki Lake and Seinfeld in Utica, NY. (My first job) I love the effort of collaborating with a team and building something awesome. Something new. Something unexpected. Something automated.
I am so lucky to have found a place where they do this over and over again. Building great products is the funnest thing I can think of doing. (OK, second funnest thing. wink wink) I hope I can do this for a long, lone time.
Hopefully, one day I can make enough money to afford a house here. Oh well, I can dream, can’t I?