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Old 02-13-2014, 07:48 PM
 
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People hate techies? This is news to me. Why do people hate techies?
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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People hate techies? This is news to me. Why do people hate techies?
There are 60 posts above that collectively may shed some light on that. Get to it.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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No one is entitled to live any place, unless they have a home or are illegal evicted by their landlords.
It's something called "community". These don't spring up overnight - they take a lot of time with ongoing efforts of dedicated people to create such. Getting summarily booted out of these posthaste by those who appear to place no value on the community they are displacing will inevitably rouse the ire of the populace. Especially in a place like SF, but really, anywhere.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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It's something called "community". These don't spring up overnight - they take a lot of time with ongoing efforts of dedicated people to create such. Getting summarily booted out of these posthaste by those who appear to place no value on the community they are displacing will inevitably rouse the ire of the populace. Especially in a place like SF, but really, anywhere.
"Community" changes and evolves. No one owns the right to a city, place, town, ect. The "techies" who live in the city are just as much as of San Francisco residents as the others.

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Old 02-14-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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"Community" changes and evolves. No one owns the right to a city, place, town, ect. The "techies" who live in the city are just as much as of San Francisco residents as the others.
Not without a fight from long term residents who, um, built it years ago...
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: oakland / berkeley
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Not without a fight from long term residents who, um, built it years ago...
And so it goes, to the residents before those, and on and on, to when the land was formed.
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:06 PM
 
Location: US
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And so it goes, to the residents before those, and on and on, to when the land was formed.
Exactly, the people who feel like this is "their" city because they lived here for 20 years were once the "newcomers" to those before them and so on. Only the Native Americans can claim they were here first.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:23 PM
 
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Not without a fight from long term residents who, um, built it years ago...
Residents have one vote and one voice. New or "long term," it doesn't belong to one person or a minority group of people. If you're renting, you kind of put yourselves at a disadvantage to those who own. The long-term residents are the people who are basically contributing to the problem with their unwillingness to support the development of new housing, and are now are facing the realities of those actions.

Cities and communities evolve over centuries and decades. That's the way world and life works.

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Old 02-14-2014, 09:18 PM
 
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There is no techie invasion. There are people graduating from college looking for jobs in the career that they studied. That's it. Dynamic cities with innovative economies are always changing.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:40 PM
 
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Techies get treated much harsher for their success than any other career. Like the comment by a previous poster saying they only hang out with other techies. As if lawyers and bankers hang out with homeless people and mcdonald's workers? I would probably get laughed at if I tried to befriend a group of firemen. Every one associates with their own social and economic class. But when techies do it, they're being uniquely unfriendly and exclusionary. Right. There was also a massive backlash because a couple guys in tech made some sexist comments... as if they represented all tech. How many similar comments get made by people in every industry out there? If an actor makes a racist comment, no one goes saying that shows how racist the entire industry is. But people are seeking every possible reason to bash on tech.

There is an enormous amount of jealousy because people without charm aren't supposed to get good paying jobs. People are only used to seeing Alpha types get success like athletes, actors, politicians. God forbid someone who is quiet or non-assertive make more than you do. How dare they!
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