Towards the beginning of Thursday’s Subscriber Summit in San Francisco, TPG’s founding partner Jim Coulter asserted that Silicon Valley has a naming issue.
“We have a real branding problem,” he said. “For starters, there’s not much actual silicon any more..and companies are increasingly migrating about 40 miles north to San Francisco.”
The long-time San Franciscan, who also sits on the board of trustees of the Valley’s Stanford University, suggested “digital city” might be more apt. And by the end of the morning, I realized it’s not just our geography that’s getting tougher to name. Just about everything related to technology is.