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Where are the politically engaged techies?

by Rachel Myrow, California Report | Take Two®

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A woman shoots video of the sign at the entrance to the Facebook main campus in Menlo Park, California, May 15, 2012. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

The latest boom in Silicon Valley has brought with it massive traffic jams, stratospheric housing costs, and resentful blowback. Some people are now using the word "techie" as a pejorative in the San Francisco Bay Area, meaning someone whose young, male, affluent and out of touch with his community.

Like any stereotype, there are those who fit the bill, and a lot of people who don't. The California Report's Rachael Myrow has more.

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