When I first moved to California, I found myself explaining to people back in Ohio that California was not as they thought. It’s a complex state, in many ways as complex as a small nation, and the stereotypes and assumptions about it are terribly wrong. In fact, as it is so large, even when true, the stereotypes and assumptions may apply to only a limited geographic area.
Now with the acrobatics of the 112th congress and John Boehner, with the watching of the state of Ohio in the election, I get the vague impression when I tell people in California I’m from Ohio, they’ll want me to explain my home state. I remember when Ohio was just another state, and now it’s in the news again and again.
Meanwhile in the ever-expanding internet age, in an age of social change, California seems rather quaint. We’re in an age of multimedia, Silicon Valley technology, gay marriage, and fusion cuisine.
How things change.
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.fantopro.com/, nerd and geek culture at http://www.nerdcaliber.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.