Fun Friday: Coming Up With A Better Name For NYC’s Tech Community
It’s no secret that I HATE the term Silicon Alley. It’s a wannabe term if there ever was one. NYC’s tech community doesn’t want to be Silicon Valley. If they wanted that, they’d move there. NYC’s tech community is gritty, artsy, and full of edges like NYC itself. I am in no way dissing or dismissing Silicon Valley. It’s mecca when it comes to tech. Everyone knows that. I’m just saying that calling ourselves Silicon Alley is lame. We can do so much better.
So I’m turning this over to the AVC community. What’s a better term for the hundreds of thousands of people who work in thousands of tech companies, large and small, in NYC?