"Silicon" (geog.)

Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Fri Jul 13 13:59:55 UTC 2001

Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU> writes:

one participant in a recent local radio interview show on silicon
valley consistently referred to Silicon Valley as "Silicon".  new to
me, so jarring for the first dozen times or so.

The doofus has probably never heard the word outside of the toponicknym. To
make an apropos analogy, this would be the same phenomenon as the
shortening of "transistor radio" to "transistor".

-- Mark A. Mandel

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