Expertise Knows No Bounds

I opened an email this morning that started like this:

I read your blog and believe that you have a firm grasp
on web trends – especially for someone on the east coast.

That’s as far as I got. I replied with incredulity and moved on.

I am the first to admit that Silicon Valley has the largest concentration of web entrepreneurs, web developers, and web financiers of anywhere in the world. It is mecca when it comes to all things web.

But please do not assume that the rest of the world, including the east coast, has a shortage of people who understand exactly where the web is going and what to do with it.

UPDATE: Just got back to a computer. As I posted in the comments earlier, I found out several hours after I wrote this post that the person who sent me the email is in fact from NYC. Ugh. I’ll be eating crow for years. I feel badly. But I still stand by my central point that expertise in web and technology knows no bounds.

UPDATE #2: I am enjoying the comments of my friends on the west coast. There are some good ones in there!