Jul 5, 2006

Moving right along

After well over half a decade at the University of California at Berkeley, I'm moving on to greener pastures. Well, maybe not greener (Berkeley is full of evergreens and...other verdant plant substances), but pastures at the very least. Next monday, my life's journy will bring me to that farmland come technopolis known the world over as Silicon Valley. I'll be cubefarming private sector style for one of the few dotcom survivors, a little mom & pop outfit called Yahoo!. I've worked in education and the public sector since 1997 and while I'm optimistic everything will go smoothly, well....I think Dan Aykroyd put it best as Dr. Raymond Stantz in Ghostbusters: "You don't know what it's like out there, you've never worked in the private sector, They expect results! (shudder)". If nothing else it'll be nice to get my commute back down to the 20minute zone. At any rate, I've got 2 days and as many going-away parties to get through, then it's on to the enemy camp (Yahoo's birth {not as a company, but as the index site it started out as} was at UCBerkeley's long-time rival, Stanford University).

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