Slump wears on valley's spirit: "Five years after the dot-com bust, the valley is still haunted by the reminders of its recent past. The vacant offices. The relentless job cuts. The exodus of the unemployed. The bitter investors who lost billions. The exorbitant housing prices."—SiliconValley.com
I wouldn't worry too much about it. Hangovers go away, even really bad ones. Anyone remember Texas in the 1980's? It's like Robert Earl says, "The road goes on forever and the party never ends."