San Francisco may be an outlier in this trend. But as goes California, so will go the rest of the country. There are lessons to be gleaned from Detroit’s recent bankruptcy, but there is also much to be learned from San Francisco’s recent influx of tech cash. This place is redefining what public and private really mean in all civic spaces – and the implications are not as bright, shiny, and truly shareable as the tech blogosphere would like you to believe.
Last week, one blogger asked, “What if Google bought Detroit?” Well, we know what if: It would make another San Francisco.”