Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s Take on Silicon Valley Wannabes

Eric Schmidt is brimming with Bay Area pride.

In the 33 years that the Google (GOOG) CEO has lived in the Bay Area, Schmidt says he has watched a long list of regions try–and fail–to create technology capitals of Silicon Valley’s scale.

“You can tell them by doing a query on Google like Silicon X, or something like that,” he said in an interview last month. “The Silicon Glen, that was Scotland. Silicon Alley, that is New York. Just do the search. They are all there.” He continued, “They have had some success but they aren’t the scale of Silicon Valley yet anyway.”

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