I worked in downtown San Francisco from 1983-88 and again for a few months in the fall and winter of 1997-98. Boy, have things changed.
- Lots more people living downtown in big high-rises.
- Lots fewer women in heels and power suits.
- Lots fewer men in suits.
- Lots more nerds like me.
- More and better choices for eating out.
When I started working in high tech nearly 20 years ago, there were almost no companies with SF offices. Now....I would have absolutely no difficulty finding work if I were to decide to leave Google.