in some ways, confusion has a purpose. at least in the sense of photographs that confront people's impression. that is, impressions borne out of laziness that stems from sound bites and simplistic headlines. in this case, the ones about the tech boom. this photograph is the kind that one thinks of any place but SF. don't get me wrong, there's plenty of views like these in SF still to be found. yet, the focus is elsewhere, and the sound bite (or bumper sticker) impression is otherwise.