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Silicon Valley Envy
is a clinical condition exhibited by many cities across the U.S. and
the world. The names given to many of these places is the symptom that
confirms the diagnosis. To wit, in the U.S. you have Silicon Alley in
NY City, Silicon Bayou in New Orleans, Si Desert in Phoenix, Si Dominion
(aka Si Plantation) in Fairfax, Si Forest in Portland, Si Hills (aka
Si Gulch) in Austin, Si Mesa in Albuquerque, "Philicon" Valley in Philadelphia,
Si Mountain in Colorado Springs, Si Parkway in on the Garden State Parkway,
Si Beach in Santa Barbara, Si Prairie in Kansas City, Si Snowbank in
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Si Plains in Lincoln, Si Island on Long Island,
Si Glacier in Kalispel, Si Rain Forest in Seattle, Silicon Swamp in
Melbourne, and Si Triangle in Raleigh-Durham. Elsewhere across the globe,
you will find Silicon Alps in Austria, Si Isle in Ireland, Si City (aka
Si Plateau) in India, Si Fen in Cambridge, Si Glen in Scotland, Si Saxony
in Germany, Si Valley North (aka Si Tundra) in Canada, Si Valley of
the East in Malaysia, Silicon Vineyard in Canada, Si Wadi in Israel,
and Asia's Vertical Silicon Valley in Suntec City Tower 2, Singapore.
Did I miss any?