California's last auto plant shuts its doors
I know what you're thinking: That's really a weird thing for a techie to blog about....
Yeah, it is. This isn't about the economy. This is nostalgia.
One car that I owned, which was my all-time favorite car, came from California. It was a 1965 Buick Wildcat. It was from the LA region where GM once manufactured cars. For me, this is the end of an era. No more Cali cruisers (even though intellectually I know they haven't been made there in a looooong time).
I feel sorry for all those folks who will now be joining the seemingly-ever-increasing ranks of the unemployeed. I feel sorry for the passing of an era.