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Digital Divide?

You've heard about the mudslinging between the Valley and the Alley. Now hear the truth.

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This story appears in the December 2000 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

It could be the Match of the Millennium: In one corner is Silicon Valley, lauded for decades as the high-tech capital of the world. In the other corner: Silicon Alley, a relative newcomer to the high-tech terrain and an underdog in the struggle for dotcom dominance (albeit the world leader in just about everything else). The bell has sounded; the gloves are on! Who will prevail in this exciting interface-off? And more important, who cares?

In other words, is this so-called rivalry for real, or is it just a case of a few media types trying to stir up a bit of dotcommotion? That depends on what you read and who you talk to.

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