Silicon Envy

May/June 1998

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Silicon Valley should be blushing. Cities and regions around the world are trying to recreate the Valley's high-tech economic success – and its catchy moniker. A sampling of siliconia:

High-Tech Hotbed Nickname
Portland, Ore. Silicon Forest
Seattle Silicon Rain Forest
Phoenix Silicon Desert
Virginia Silicon Dominion
New York City Silicon Alley
Glasgow, Scotland Silicon Glen
Cambridge, England Silicon Fen
Ireland Silicon Bog
Jerusalem Silicon Wadi
Minneapolis-St. Paul Silicon Tundra
Gulf Coast of Florida Silicon Swamp
Austin, Texas Silicon Gulch
San Francisco Multimedia Gulch
Los Angeles Digital Coast

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