Pierre Omidyar: Las Vegas Beats Silicon Valley

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar seems like a level-headed fellow, so the Q&A with him today in Business Week is worth a look. I was entertained, however, at the following exchange:

Q: You now live outside Las Vegas. Why did you leave Silicon Valley?
A:
The public servants can’t live in the communities they serve there because it’s too expensive. It didn’t feel like a healthy dynamic. So when we came back from France, we decided to find another place.

Omidyar left the Valley and moved to Las Vegas because the latter seemed a healthier dynamic? Now that’s a statement, of sorts, about Silicon Valley — apparently even Las Vegas seems sane and mature by comparison.

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Comments

  1. b7j0c says:

    No accounting for taste….have you ever driven around LV? Even the “swank” parts??? Truly the worst of American sprawl in exactly the wrong place – the desert.