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To return to the topic, I do understand that it is extraordinarily hard to launch a professional career in most artistic fields anywhere in the U.S. besides New York City, depending on what it is you want to do and how you want to do it. The Bay Area is a fun place to live, and has a lot of artistic people, but not a lot of paying opportunities, so I can understand that it is quite competitive and frustrating. I was very determined to have a career in publishing, so I moved to the New York area and lived that shitty roach-and- no-furniture lifestyle in various ratholes in Brooklyn and Jersey till I got my chance to break through. So I do understand that it’s difficult. And I understand why a Californian with creative energies would logically turn to tech — it’s the local industry, and does have its creative side as well.

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