Sorry, But Silicon Valley Isn’t Special Anymore

Tech has plenty of reasons to pretend it’s an industry of upstarts. That facade is crumbling.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivers the keynote address at the 2004 Worldwide Developers Conference June 28, 2004 in San Francisco, California — Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

By Conor Sen

Silicon Valley has a perception problem. Steve Jobs once said, speaking about the irreverent culture he helped create, that “it’s better to be a pirate than join the navy.” This ethos served…

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