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Walking Distance from Wired: Kevin Kelly Surveys the Tech Scene 27

Wired magazine has been around now for 20 years. Kevin Kelly decided to commemorate the magazine's immersion in tech culture, and in particular the thriving entrepreneurial scene located in Wired's own neighborhood of SoMa in San Francisco, with a photo essay documenting and celebrating some of the startups that are active in that neighborhood now (like Scribd, Reddit, and BitTorrent) noting that some of the companies are led by people who were just three when the magazine was founded.
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Walking Distance from Wired: Kevin Kelly Surveys the Tech Scene

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  • by gmhowell ( 26755 ) <> on Sunday April 21, 2013 @11:12PM (#43512953) Homepage Journal

    Alex, I'll take "Stuff White People Like" for $400.

  • Sounded like a cool idea, so I decided to make my own version of the story. But, the thing is, I Live in Houston, TX. My office is just outside the inner loop. I have to walk 2 miles to get to the closest grocery story. I once biked across the entire city, It took the better part of two days -- I had to get a motel room and sleep, and tried not to traverse the known "bad" parts of town alone in the dark...

    So it turns out here's my list of businesses within walking distance, i.e., the distance I would walk a Labrador before feeling bad about animal abuse:
    Wells Fargo
    Taco Bell
    United Way
    Shell (fuel station)
    Burger King
    Kroger (grocery store)
    Pizza Hut
    Super Cuts
    Coin-op Carwash
    Mobile (fuel station)
    Sonic (fast food)
    Frost (bank)
    A Fire Station
    Half Price Books
    Starbucks -- Which you can see from the other one.

    Well I ended up getting all my breathable vitamins for the day. Notably absent: A police station, or doctor's office...
    For my next trick I'll be listing the individual ingredients of prepackaged food wrappers as steep in a burned coffee bean bath and gorge myself.

    • yeah, people from cities that were established long before the automobile have a hard time wrapping their heads around just how spread out Houston is. I "half" jokingly tell people that Galveston, San Antonio, and Dallas are all suburbs of Houston.

      This photo essay looks like they were all in the same basement except for the kitchen in Hattery.
    • I think you missed the part about the pictures being taken at the companies' founding sites.
  • by OhANameWhatName ( 2688401 ) on Monday April 22, 2013 @12:22AM (#43513167)
    When can we expect the calendar!!
  • "Everywhere is walking distance, if you have the time." - Steven Wright

    "No matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai

  • tired.
  • ...did they find they now walked with a limp?

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    The bubble has formed obviously. A new crop of 20 somethings are at the helm, the prior 20 somethings flushed so that the new ones can stake 'first mover advantage'. With a bubble cycle of 10+ years, its essential to keep employing 20 somethings or the employees will have actual memory or working in the bubble economy. (not to mention a) most likely single b) low wages). But... its not a Ponzi scheme right? (if we could just get some mo

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