You know you are from the Bay Area when…
- You make $100,000 a year, yet still can't find a place to live.
- Your commute time is 45 minutes and you live 8 miles away from work.
- Stop asking how much things cost but, ask "How long will it take?"
- Two-thirds of the people you know are from Boston or New York,
but you are living in PST.
- Know vast differences between Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese,
Japanese, Cantonese, and Korean food.
- Your home computer contains mostly hardware/software that is not
on the consumer market yet.
- Go to "The City" on weekends but don't live there because you
like your car.
- Think that "I'm going to Fry's" is an acceptable excuse to leave
the office for a while, and your boss does too.
- Lost your alarm clock. You'll get to work when you get there.
- Go to an industrial-heavy-metal bar and see two guys get into a
fight over what flavor of UNIX is better.
- Own more than 10 articles of clothing that have hardware/software
companies printed on them. Bonus for embroidered stuff.
- You know where Woz Way, Resistor Ave, and Floppy Dr. are located.
- You know who Woz is.
- You know 280North runs west, and 680N runs East.
- Even though Microsoft employs quite a few programmers in the Bay
Area, they only work on Powerpoint, and the company is still the
embodiment of Satan.
- Even if their stock IS worth more than yours.
- You see a billboard that says "FGPA2ASIC" and aren't fazed
- When you need the updated Diamond Monster 3D drivers, you just
walk across the street.
- You have more bandwidth in your apartment or condo than most
- You scan yardsales for back issues of "Dr. Dobbs."
- Your favorite computer reseller speaks only Cantonese.
- Your workplace vending machines dispense "100% natural twig-bars"
right next to Jolt cola and Instant Espresso mix.
- No one brings radios into work
- they just use RealAudio and
listen to thedj.com, rebelradio.com, or other out of state stations.
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