Tuesday, August 05, 2008

She likes us! She really likes us!

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.

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