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Things That Make You Go "Boom"

“What shading do they give to the word boom? Do they use it to evoke a colorful futurist dream, or do they use it to imply destruction? Do they say it with a hint of awe, or as though they simply hope to survive it?”

— Writer Daniel Alarcon, in one of a series of New York Magazine essays about San Francisco at the exploding center of factions, issues and controversies created by the tech … boom

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