Archive for September 9th, 2008

The Valley’s latest extreme sport is feigning nonchalance about the economy. Living in an earthquake zone requires developing a habit of stoic flinchiness. The economy’s seismic shifts are slower, but just as unpredictable; all one can do it shrug one’s shoulders, stock the emergency kit, and keep on living. “We’re watching the economy crater all around us, but … well, we’re not really seeing any direct impact,” writes Tech Ticker anchor Sarah Lacy. “Making things more uneasy for those here in 2000: We didn’t cause this one.” Lacy’s right to reach back in history for examples, but her timing is off. This is 1998 all over again.

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