Monday, May 01, 2006

The Great American Boycott...Silicon Valley Edition

A journalist friend asked how and whether desis (South Asians) were observing "The Great American Boycott">. Here are some first thoughts:

Coming in to work (I keep later hours than even the Silicon Valey norm), traffic was definitely much lighter than usual for the time of day. But the parking lots of most tech companies didn't seem to have particularly fewer cars than usual.

Coming to the specific question asked by the journalist friend, outside of the activists, in Silicon Valley, I don't think South Asians (aka Indians, Pakistanis, et al) were particularly participating in the boycott. But then, the mentality of Silicon Valley is itself a very interesting subject. Myself very much included. For example, I flirted with the idea of a similar kind of "Day Without" thing during Special Registration, but chickened out of
proposing it to folks formally...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I come from omidyar and read your comment.

I'm surprised that every American comments on his state only, whereas the illegal immigrants'marches took place all over the states.
It's a sign that the American people have exaggerated towards this community.

There isn't one country in the world where "illegal" immigrants go in the streets, they would be arrested immediately!

How hypocritical evrything is!

Cheers from France.