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Since it's early beginnings in 1821, Kansas City has been a hub for the nation. Being located at just about the absolute center of the country is definitely a major factor, but we also were the demarcation line between the old and the new. We were the supply center for the frontier, we were the crux of the railroad's journeys to every corner of the nation and we were the finish line for those escaping slavery.

So why is it, that when something new in software comes out, we seem to get skipped? Don't people know we have geeks here? We're not all farmers and wheat-suckers (Not that I have anything against either). We have Linux User Groups (Two that I know of KCLUG and KULUA) and we have .NET special interest groups and we even have an ITEC convention. But somehow, when industry breakthroughs are announced, they do it in NY, San Francisco, Seattle or London (which I'm pretty sure isn't even IN America!). We have droves of geeks here in Kansas City and plenty of guys who think it makes them cool to hang out and talk about D&D, MUDs, MMOFPSs and robot girlfriends. So why don't we get the credit we deserve?

I wanna change it. I want the people of Earth to know that Star Trek and Star Wars are BOTH being reenacted somewhere in Kansas City right now. I want the world to know that we have a 20-sided die and we're not afraid to use it. We have Ren-Fests and Lan-parties and we LOVE pizza and Red-bull! We can restore the great centrality to the I say let's make Kansas City the next Silicon Valley without all the high priced real estate!

Viva La Central!


Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2008 1:08 PM Rants | Back to top

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Well put!
Left by Jerod Crump on Apr 03, 2008 1:23 PM

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