“Parties here are much like living in your RSS reader…a
buzzword-laden hubbub; a wall of noise that demands an adequate filter.
That real-world filter, perspective, is in short supply.
Why answer the Valley’s call, then? Funding, no doubt. Connections,
too. Those flow so abundantly that, like the web itself, information
overload becomes opportunity overload. And without doubt, there’s the
“Valley advantage”: simply being here gets you more visibility.”
–Pete Cashmore, Mashable, writing about whether being a presence in Silicon Valley is a nice to have or a have to have (and deferring judgement.)