“Silicon Valley, Route 128, Silicon Alley, Multimedia Gulch — they aren’t very exciting names. I actually thought Silicon Valley was where women went to get fixed. But because of excellence and working together, Silicon Valley is magical.”

LA Mayor Richard Riordan, showing that deep understanding of the Net that has made his city a leader in … um … Internet … uh … new media … stuff, Wired News, 18 February 1998