Hey, Dad! Welcome to Wikitravel. Please take a sec to look at our copyleft and policies and guidelines, but feel free to plunge forward and edit some pages. Scanning the Manual of style, especially the article templates, can give you a good idea of how we like articles formatted. If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub. --Evan 10:23, 7 Jan 2004 (EST)
I don't know if you saw, but North Dakota was the 1000th guide in Wikitravel. Maj came into my office and told me, "I just started three guides in Italy, and we're at 999. What are we missing that we should add as the 1000th article?" I thought a second and remembered our conversation... and that we didn't have an ND entry yet. So there it is! --Evan 14:26, 17 Jan 2004 (EST)
Silicon Valley Definition
The Mercury News was just being lazy. The "local area 1000" just doesn't have the same ring to it as "The Silicon Valley 1000." :-)
The original definition of the term "Silicon Valley" can be found in this 1985 History: http://www.netvalley.com/archives/mirrors/terman.html. The difficult thing about the definition is that it requires an Atlas to translate the exact geography. But basically Southern Alameda is entirely excluded because it is behind the bay from the point of origin in the description. My biggest concern is I think the list of cities which are overenthusiastically included in the SV may be too small.
The important point of view is the traveller's. If someone looks up Silicon Valley, they could be either a) wanting to go there as a tourist, and it's helpful for them to know the core area which is absolutely the SV, and b) someone may be visiting a company that describes itself as "in the SV", so we need to have the extras list so they don't get confused as to why the city they're visiting is not in the SV. -- Colin 14:59, 24 Apr 2005 (EDT)
Hi, Just to let you know I'm still thinking about your map. I've been working on some other things lately, mainly trying to get a new version of WWW-Mediawiki-Client out the door, but I intend to tackle your request right after that. -- Mark 03:15, 15 May 2005 (EDT)