"Silicon Valley could use a downturn right now," laments Mr. Silicon Valley himself, Michael TechCrunch Arrington, in but another of his tour de force posts.
It is not April Fools Day, so THAT is not an "excuse" THIS go around! SEE: Google, TechCrunch: When April Fool’s is no joke
What gives this time? Two months ago, in announcing the acquisiiton of Heather Harde, ex SVP of Mergers and Acquisitions at Fox Interactive Media, for CEO of the TechCrunch Network (see TechCrunch goes pro: What’s the deal?), Arrington previewed:
Heather’s job will be to leverage the opportunities that we have sometimes let slip by, and to manage our organic and acquisition growth going forward. More announcements are coming soon.
Is Arrington teasing his next big move now?:
I left Silicon Valley at the peak of the insanity last time around, and I was pleasantly surprised when I returned in 2005 to see so much goodwill and community surrounding innovation. Now, it’s just like the old days again, and Silicon Valley is no longer any fun. In fact, it’s turned downright nasty. It may be time for some of us to leave for a while and watch the craziness from the outside again. In a few years, things will be beautiful again. The big money will be slumbering away, and the marketing departments will be a distant memory. We can focus, once again, on the technology. And the burgers and beer.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? IS ARRINGTON MESSING AROUND AGAIN, OR: [poll id=96]