I expect to pay high prices at the grocery store for pine nuts, imported tomatoes, and almonds, but butter always makes me do a double-take. When is expensive butter worth the price, and when can you trim the fat?
The Valley has been having an existential crisis for a while. I think it's due to the gap between content and commerce, which are still somewhat like The Presidio and Marin County before they were connected by the Golden Gate Bridge.
From photo-sharing apps and gaming systems to hardware makers and location-based social networks, tech firms increasingly seem to have one thing on their mind: controlling the "buy" centers in our brains.