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Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 11:32AM (Unverified) said

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Um, hello, the Tech is in San Jose. That said, yay for the Tech! They are a fabulous museum and have done lots of interesting things inworld.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 1:14PM (Unverified) said

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They say they're in the San Francisco bay area. That's the other side of the planet from some of us - but is there a particular distinction there that I'm missing?
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 3:56PM (Unverified) said

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The San Francisco Bay Area is named for the bay, not the city. There's more info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Bay_Area if you feel like delving into details in case you should ever find yourself on this side of the planet. :)

Congrats to The Tech!

Posted: Jun 4th 2010 1:49AM (Unverified) said

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Actually, I worked in San Mateo for a while, but everyone just referred to it as San Francisco.
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Posted: Jun 4th 2010 3:05PM (Unverified) said

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Maybe that's because San Mateo is a suburb of San Francisco. San Jose is not. I lived in San Jose, and no one there called it San Francisco. San Jose's tourism and business interests put money and effort into working to differentiate San Jose from San Francisco.

Normally I wouldn't comment on or even notice real-world geographical trivia in an article about a virtual museum that's just a teleport away. But because the Tech won the Linden Prize I checked out their website, and now I'm planning a trip to the brick-n-mortar Tech Museum. So which city it's in makes a difference to me. :)

Posted: Jun 6th 2010 8:55PM (Unverified) said

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Congrats to them!

Posted: Jun 10th 2010 3:10PM (Unverified) said

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The city of San Jose is part of Santa Clara Valley (aka "Silicon Valley") and there is this "Silicon Valley is not San Francisco" thing some people are sensitive to. Sorry you stepped in that.

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