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SF’s Housing Crisis Explained

SF’s Housing Crisis Explained
The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today’s Silicon Valley. This was simply the result of bad planning and layers of leadership failure — nobody thinks farms literally needed to be destroyed to create the technology industry’s success. Today, the tech industry is apparently on track to destroy one of the world’s most valuable cultural treasures, San Francisco, by pushing out the diverse people who have helped create it. At least that’s the story you’ve read in hundreds of articles lately. It doesn’t have to be this way. But everyone who lives in the Bay Area today needs to accept responsibility for making changes where they live so that everyone who wants to be here, can. The alternative — inaction and self-absorption — very well could create the cynical elite paradise and middle-class dystopia that many fear. Here is a very long explainer. It does us all no justice. Oh, and tech? Why? No. Will you?

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Snapchat and that old no revenues debate Like many others in the field I was left scratching my head about Snapchat recently. Not because of the reported $4 billion offer but because of the explosion of age-old arguments about how scandalous it is for a company with no revenues to be valued that highly. I really thought we put that tedious debate to bed a while back, but I guess not. Grown-up warnings about how real businesses have real revenues were yet again littering my twitter feed in recent weeks. It's as if the last ten years of consumer innovation never happened.

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Choosing a JavaScript MVC Framework So you love the way single-page apps like Gmail and Trello feel, but aren’t sure where to start. Maybe your JavaScript code has become disorganized enough that you are convinced to try one of the numerous JavaScript MVC libraries/frameworks on your next project but aren’t sure which one to choose. I’m writing a book on single-page apps so I’ve pretty much “read the internet” on the topic. I’ll attempt to provide some not so obvious insights to help you make your decision. Introduction The frameworks discussed are the ones with the most traction at present: AngularJS, Backbone, Ember, and Knockout.