Business-tech columnist and author Sarah Lacy ventured out onto the Plains and into our fair metropolis of Omaha for a book tour, expecting to find stolid Midwestern types respectably and soberly inhabiting a stolid Midwestern city.
With a few geeks in the corner.
One, naturally, would have just a leeeeeetle bit of the evening's baked dish hanging off his pocket protector.
Instead, the author of Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0 found a funky, creative and happenin' kind of place. That's OK, Sarah -- it's kind of fun to pleasantly surprise people.
But, really, if you know a little about the kind of folk who homesteaded Nebraska, you no longer are surprised that Omaha is a little bit quirky and whole bunch creative. For example, here are some typical Nebraska homesteaders:
I didn't think so.