Via Daring Fireball, Evan Williams writes about writes about why startups should go to Silicon Valley
In my case, anyway, Silicon Valley (or thereabouts) was exactly where I needed to be. The fact that I tried to start an Internet company in Nebraska for three years before coming out set me back at least three yearsâ€”three formative years, no less, for the Internet (and for me). There was no reason, at 22, with a sense the Internet was going to be big, not to get my ass out here and get whatever job I could until I knew enough to go on my own. By staying in Nebraska, I relegated myself to spectator, even though I was trying to be a participant.
It’s important to remember what I said before about Silicon Valley. Holywood is to Silicon Valley as hopeful actors are to nerdy guys with the next great idea.