mnot’s blog

Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

Tuesday, 14 January 2003

Location, location...

Dave takes issue with people’s comments about the Bay area.

I have mixed feelings; SF has a lot against it - cost of living and some measures of quality of life (let’s face it, there’s not a lot going on in the valley if you don’t like geek culture), but the weather is nice (counts for more than you think) and crime is low (at least in our little slice). The views are generally breathtaking. In all, it’s yet another warm bath of a town; it’s so comfy, it’s hard to get out, but if you stay too long, there are undesireable side effects. At the end of the day, you can make anywhere home, so why not do it where you get the most bang for your buck?

Most people I know in the Bay area are in the same spot - oscillating between “how can we leave?” and “oh, god, we’ve got to leave.” Our current boltholes (sorted by descending desireability and ascending realism) are 1) Stockholm 2) Melbourne 3) Baltimore.

Stay tuned…