Memo to Union columnist Boardman: Uber is based in S.F., not Silicon Valley

In this week’s column George Boardman places Uber in Silicon Valley, not San Francisco, where it is headquartered.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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4 Responses to Memo to Union columnist Boardman: Uber is based in S.F., not Silicon Valley

  1. jeffpelline says:

    “Board” Georgeman seeks to defend himself, claiming that tech firms throughout the region are part of “Silicon Valley.” But to those in the know, the cultures, even among tech firms, are different in S.F. and “Silicon Valley.” He should have noted that Uber was in S.F. But that would have required some insight. George never made to The Chronicle; he’s San Mateo Times “material.” An “aging, declining” journalism hack.

  2. Judith Lowry says:

    “The perennially perplexed Judith Lowry is complaining over at Jeffy’s blog that I suppressed the “truth” when I declined to run a rambling comment about Shannan Moon’s affiliation with a native American organization. But I will give her credit for coming up with a PC term I never heard before when she referred to Moon’s “gender spectrum orientation.”

    Mr. Boardman has never met me or spoken with me yet he feels qualified to characterize me.
    If he is a journalist he certainly displays a stunning lack of curiosity or concern for his county.
    I guess he and the Union will just have to sit in their pots and wait to be watered.

    On the issue of my coining the phrase, “Gender Spectrum”, yes, that was pretty good.
    Mostly it’s about economy and accuracy of speech.
    Currently, for the politically correct, continually attenuating, alphabetical assignment acronym, we must now add an “I” for “Intersex”, applying to those who are born with ambiguous genitals.
    The old word for this was hermaphrodite.
    So, the “spectrum” seems a lot more inclusive, since we are all somewhere on it.

  3. jeffpelline says:

    I notice that “Bored” Georgeman and “fish” (the main commenter on his blog of late) continue to struggle with this issue. Here’s another article to help them for those who want to “dig deeper,” rather than be superficial (like Boardman): https://jfenetwork.com/why-san-francisco-is-the-new-tech-titan-not-silicon-valley/

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