Thursday, January 2, 2014

Die Techie Scum -- January 2, 2014

I was walking out Front Street near California on 23-December-2013 when I saw this sticker on the side of a newspaper rack.  "Die Techie Scum/Save San Francisco" refers to the growing conflict between people who have lived in neighborhoods like the Mission for a while and Silicon Valley tech workers who have been moving in.  Google and other companies send private buses to bring them to work.  These have been regarded as a symbol of working people being pushed out of San Francisco.  There have been protests and attempts to block the buses. 

As a techie myself, I think they are just another wave of settlers who come in and displace many of the people who were there before. 

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