"Silicon Valley is all about the New New Thing that certainly no one aspires to gracefully age! A couple weeks ago at lunch my friend Om discussed that this company and that company were 'dead.' I finally said 'Hey, Om, how are you using this West Coast version of a company being "dead" because the companies you just mentioned are large, still growing a touch and seem quite stable? On the East Coast we reserve "dead" for companies like Eastman Kodak or Circuit City. Do tell…' "
"We can tell when a company will no longer be involved in generating the next round of real energy in the tech/internet world, and when they hit that point, they never come back to be an energy creator and so they are 'dead' in West Coast minds."