quote 23:33:06 The risk of one great whomp and you’re flattened on the 880? No… . That feels very parallel to the risk profile that people think about in business. If you’re willing to move there, you’ve already accepted a certain subliminal level of risk.
Art Hutchinson, referring to the most deadly effect of Lomo Prieta earthquake in 1989, quoted in Virginia Postrel’s essay, Resilience vs. Anticipation. The piece talks about the difference between the east and west coast approaches to culture, as informed by weather and natural risks. It’s well worth a read, as is my source for it, the discussion Buzz Anderson is having about San Francisco / Bay Area attitudes.