Who will be the new category king "tech hub" region in the US?
Had no idea about the Boston tech area history, great stuff.
I used to live in Northern California and would visit SF often. I witnessed the exodus from the area first hand as people were flocking to buy and rent cheaper homes up where I used to live (north of Sacramento).
Silicon Valley still has relevance, but it's a shadow of what it was a decade ago.
Fantastic analysis on the genesis of a regional category and its self destruction! Always Mind the Gap!
Excellent article! The Boston example resonates well with me. While in undergrad, at one of the first colleges to mandate laptops for all students, the institution sourced machines from DEC. By graduation time, mid-90's, they were no longer "vendor of choice".
@lochhead - you are brilliant at articulating why "you NEED to be a category queen or king". Otherwise you become irrelevant, very quickly. Bravo!