In Silicon Valley
Your combined household income is $140,000 and you can’t afford shoes for the kids.
You think anything slower than DSL is barbaric, but can’t get it in your neighborhood.
You know what DSL stands for.
You met your neighbors once.
Even though you work 80 hours per week on a computer, for relaxation you read your email.
You have worked at the same job for a year and people call you an "old-timer".
The T-shirts you value most were for products that never made it to market.
You can name four different programming languages and you are not a programmer.
Standing in line at Starbucks you wonder why the employees don’t call a head hunter.
You have a master’s degree in engineering but half the people in your department either didn’t go to college or have history degrees, except if you have a master’s from Stanford, in which case everyone in your department has a master’s degree from Stanford.
You don’t go to sporting events unless you are given tickets by your employer.
You could sell your home and live like a king in 99% of the rest of the world, but don’t because it would be difficult to move back.
You have at least three computers at home.
You own at least one domain on the Internet, probably several.
You think it’s normal to see chip-design software or relational databases advertised on freeway billboards.
You know that California isn’t just one big beach.
You know that not everyone in California surfs.